For food I am pretty simple. Nothing too spicy, meat and potatoes kind of guy. And I can't forget about cliff bars on the trail.
Tacos are probably my favorite.
I sometimes like the more obscure movies you might see on Sundance or IFC, but am open to almost anything.
As for books. I am not much of a fiction reader. If someone suggested a good book I would be more than happy to give it a shot. I like to read magazines having to do with what ever my hobby is at the time.
Art museums are also a great source of entertainment.