I cook most of the food I eat, because I'm vegan - right now very into Ethopian food, and making bread. Also generally like spicy things, and indian and korean food.
A friend gave me a few Margaret Atwood books, and I *loved* them. I read constantly, although a lot of it is ... nerdy. My parents just got me an out of print math book for christmas. But I take book recommendations very seriously, if you have anything to suggest, esp anything that will change my mind, open it, or with a lot of emotion.
Spent a few years of my 20s watching foreign and art movies, but not too pretentious to admit I have a soft spot for 90s teen movies.