I'm an avid reader (I stopped counting the books on my shelves somewhere around number 800). I love to travel, and I've visited 47 states -- I'm just missing Hawaii, Minnesota and North Dakota -- and 13 foreign countries, or 11 if you don't count principalities. I know a good bit of Spanish, and I picked up a lot of Swedish while I was studying abroad as well.
Cooking is one of my favorite past times. I agree with Shepherd Book: If you've got enough rosemary, you'll be fine. Let's be honest though, it's all about bringing enjoyment to other people. The fire and knives aspect is fun too, of course.
Movies: The Royal Tenenbaums, Big Fish, Fido, Spirited Away, True Grit, The Big Lebowski, Boondock Saints, A Very Long Engagement, The Triplets of Belleville, Blade Runner, Blindness, Delicatessen, and many, many more.
Music: I mainly listen to 90's alternative, but my musical tastes are very wide-spread. I'm as happy with some Miles Davis as MC Chris, Die Antwoord as Mozart, Imagine Dragons as Otis Redding. That being said, I stay away from country, and most hip-hop from the last few years.
Food: My favorite snacks are beef jerky, boiled peanuts, sesame sticks, and rice crackers. My favorite cuisines are Mediterranean and Asian (mainly Japanese and Thai), but I'm very much an international eater. I love things spicy and interesting.