Only really interested in friends- I don't check this that often, so apologies for slow responses.
I like a lot of scifi, but I'm always open to suggestions. Dune, Less Than Zero, On The Road, Sharp Teeth, Kneller's Happy Campers, The Brothers Karamazov, Brave New World, Shogun, Ender's Game, Asimov, Jane Jacobs, David Harvey, The Silmarillion is my favorite LOTR book.
Food preferences change a lot. I like ginger. In the past year I've gone from disliking pickles and mushrooms to really enjoying both.