My tastes are too broad to say 'this is my favourite'. But a few
things I like are:
GRRM, Scott Lynch, GGK, Mieville, King, Wooding, JVJ,
The Book Thief, The Life of Pi, Atonement, To Kill a Mocking
Probably lots of other things I can't remember. Ask.
I'm working my way through "1001 films you must see before you
die." I've done about 350. Long way to go!
Mogwai, Metallica, Board of Canada, Tool, Prokofiev, Howard Shore,
Rhianna, Rage Against the Machine, Daft Punk, Killswitch Engage,
Enya, Alison Krauss, Rammstein, Dixie Chicks, Nobuo Uematsu,
Florence and the Machine, Bat for Lashes, Caro Emerald, Chase and
Status, Dire Straits, Eminem, Innerpartysystem, Kate Havenik,
Pendulum, Sisters of Mercy, Within Temptation, Springstein. Nine
Inch Nails. Renholder Les Mis,
Food: yes, it's helpful. I'm not too fussy and like most cuisines
that don't involve insects or animal genitalia.