Not in order.
Authors: George R.R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Brent Weeks, David
Eddings, Isaac Asimov, Tolkien, Robin Hobb, Robert Jordan, Piers
Anthony, Terry Pratchett, Lois McMaster Bujold... the list goes
Movies: Lord of the Rings, Most of the Superhero movies, Monty
Python and the Holy Grail, Princess Bride... and more.
Shows: Firefly, Sherlock, Farscape, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones,
Battlestar Galactica, Burn Notice, Supernatural, Buffy, Futurama,
Dexter, Baccano, Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood, Avatar... and
If it's long and complicated, there's a pretty good chance I'll
enjoy it, but more to the point...
Europa Universalis 4, League of Legends, Civilization, Elder
Scrolls, Fallout, Mass Effect, some puzzle/adventure games, and a
bunch of other stuff along the same lines. Also, Twilight Imperium
is my favorite board game.
Generally speaking, I like stories that present interesting
what-ifs, have really interesting characters, or both. Also, I'm a
sucker for anything with spell casters and/or dragons.
Music: I'm not a big music person, but I like the Decemberists and
Tchaikovsky. Folksy stuff and classical stuff in general, but I'm
not a sophisticated consumer.
Food: I'm not sure why this is important. I like all sorts of
cuisines. I don't have a sweet tooth, I have a full set. Oh, and I
don't drink alcohol. This is not for religious reasons, but because
I can't stand the taste long enough to drink enough to have an
effect, and I never got peer pressured into getting drunk in