Oh jeeze. The big one.
Food = Everything. Jkjk but srsly tho guise my motto is to try
anything five times. By the time you get to five you're gonna start
to acquire a taste or something. It's kinda my job so yeah. Here's
a few for fun: Okra, Dr. Pepper, Goat cheese. Why do all of these
things sound better in my head when I put MOTHERFUCKING in front of
them? You wanna see me geek out? Talk food. A lot of my friends are
vegan/vegetarian, so I've been getting the opportunity to work on
my skills in that area too! Go to iztecchuatil or Tamalex in the
city and try their huilacoche quesadillas! They're awesomeeeeeee
Movies: Anything Quentin Tarantino, Fight Club, Ghost in the Shell,
Lost in Translation, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Scott
Pilgrim, Science of Sleep, Schindler's List, Virgin Suicides,
Television: I'm not much of a TV guy anymore, but there are a few
specific shows I download on my PC. IRON CHEF JAPANESE (I worked
with Morimoto once!), Anthony Bourdain, Adventure Time, The Walking
Dead, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Big Love, Band of Brothers,
Top Gear, Mad Men.
Books!: I haven't read much lately, but I used to be an apocalyptic
force of literary consumption back in High School. The Time
Traveler's Wife (don't you fucking laugh), The Drizzt Series. I
read a ton of professional cooking technical manuals/cookbooks.
Modernist Cuisine, Under Pressure, stuff like that. **Update** I've
started educating myself about the history of Feminism and the
different struggles that different interest groups have alongside
one another (POC, LGBTQ persons, and the struggles of men and women
and everyone in between are all very different).
Music...ahhhhhh I'm open to basically any genre as long as the
lyrics don't interfere with the music. Genres like Jazz (Big Band
Era) and Electronica (Trance, Downtempo, Dubstep, Lo-fi, House,
specifically) are great examples of this. The more lyric-centric
the genre, the less I listen to it, although I have my favourite
artists and songs from every genre just the same. I can really get
into some hip hop if the beat is good and the artist shuts their
god damned mouth about urban culture and either just goes for the
groove or talks about legitimately interesting subject matter
(Nujabes, I'm looking at you, rest in peace).
Lots of Drum and Bass recently. Got an artist to suggest to me? Get
on that shit yo™