I have read everything written by Jumpa Lahiri
Other favorites-David Sedaris, Jonathan Safran Foer, Junot
(The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao), Jonathan Tropper (This Is
Where I Leave You).
Sorry: Murakami leaves me cold.
Movies-I like smaller films (Before Sunrise, Midnight in Paris,
Diving Bell and the Butterfly), foreign films (Pedro Almovodar, The
Sea Within), raunchy comedies (Baby Mama, Hangover), and vintage
'80s (Better Off Dead, Say Anything)
T.V.-Homeland, Dexter, Law and Order SVU, Anthony Bourdain's No
Music-My musical muses always point me in the right
direction--recently Fleet Foxes, Jim James, and Alabama Shakes. I
also like Gillian Welch, Neil Young, The Grateful Dead, Mumford and
Sons, Nina Simone.
Food-I am continually experimenting in the kitchen. My most recent
culinary masterpiece was a mortar and pestle green curry shrimp
I like to host and attend dinner parties and have recently checked
out a couple pop up supper clubs.
I'm a believer in farm-to-table--the fewer ingredients I can't
understand on a label the better.