I tend to reach either informative (I tend to like books on cooking and diet) or really mindless beach reads.
Music for me is meant to be relaxing - I like things like John Mayer (so sue me), Keane, Dave Matthews, Adele...nothing too heavy here. I always have a jazz station programmed in on my car that I can listen to if I am having a stressful day.
I love all food. Haven't typically been a big meat fan, but have really gotten into this paleo type diet recently (however, I'm not one of those strict followers as I don't believe life is about sticking to guidelines).