One of the great joys in my life is cooking a nice meal for people I care about. And I've been working in a great kitchen for over a year now, so consider my game stepped up.
The Big Lebowski, High Fidelity, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Brazil, Leon The Professional, Man on the Moon, The Shining, Harold & Maude, Children of Men, Anything from Tarantino, Paul Thomas Anderson, David O. Russell, Kevin Smith, Wes Anderson, The Coen Brothers, Christopher Nolan (Batman!)
Books: Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain, Slaughterhouse Five and Welcome to The Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegutt, Hamlet, The Crying of Lot 41 by Thomas Pynchon, White Noise by Don DeLillo, The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, Watchmen by Alan Moore.
Podcasts: Smodcast, Nerdist, WTF with Marc Maron, Comedy Bang Bang.
Great at handshakes.