With shows, I tend to like the shows with investigations, and murders, such as: Dexter, CSI, NCIS, Castle.
I do also like the following: Weeds, Californication, Game of Thrones, True Blood, Breaking Bad, Being Human, and even the new Teen Wolf show is actually better than I expected.
With Books, I tend to like Fantasy. Judge me if you will on what I read, but I find fantasy is much more exciting than reading about what has happened years ago, or just a fictitional story of someone that things could really happen to. I have a collection of Magic the Gathering books, and yes I mean books that go along with the card game. The stories are what helped carry the card game to the popularity that it has due to the imagination of the writers creating new charactors for the cards in their books. I am also a fan of Terry Brooks, Janet Evonovich, George RR Martin, Suzanne Collins, and quite a few others.
With Food, I would have to say my favorite would be Sushi, although I can rarely find someone willing to eat it wth me. Hibatchi is ok, Chinese Buffets are always good. Go to Golden Coral quite often, but honestly, not a big fan. I tend to go because my children enjoy it. Pizza would probably be my second favorite food, but not just any Pizza. The best Pizza I have ever had, was a Freschetta Pizza (yes frozen pizza), however it was not just that, I did some tweaking of the ingredients to make it even better. I tend to do that often, take old recipe's and tweak them to make a new one, with bolder flavors. Maybe I should have been a Chef. But I doubt I could remember all the french names for things that these famous Chefs on TV seem to go on an on about. I'd give my stuff normal names, like maybe Bourbon glazed steak, or seared scallions in whiskey sause... but I doubt I'll atually get to do that sort of thing professionally. Not enouh money in it to support a family, if you don't have a Cullinary Degree, or Diploma, or Certificate, whatever it is you receive once you graduate