Inevitable question, what are your hobbies?

Ahhhhh the list is long, but I will try to be brief.
I have a huge passion for the kitchen. I simply love everything that has to do with the word 'cooking' and 'kitchen';whether it is making food, buying it, looking for rare cook books, finding cool kitchen utensils, finding new and authentic recipes, having dinner parties, finding super ways to decorate the table, inviting people over to eat. A lot of my creative process goes into spending time in this haven of places.
When I'm on the road and at home I cook a lot and I love to go to food markets, if that can be called a hobby. Because of all the traveling I do I have accumulated a list of things I love to do when I enter a new city and right at the top of the list is discovering the local outdoor food market.  It is incredible the things one sees and tries for the first time upon entering this oassis.  You have to go with an open mind and an empty basket of course!
When I am not in the kitchen I love to read, watch movies and listen to music.    I especially love collecting Bollywood movies, these movies give me a sense of freedom and activate my artistic imagination.  I also love to go power walking or running.
I also have a passion for languages and when I can I try to either brush up on the languages I have already learnt or try and undertake a new one, I invest the time.   My latest fascination is with the Portuguese language, it is incredibly romantic, fluid and so soft!
Other than the things I have listed I can't think of anything else except keeping in touch with family and friends.  This is very important to me and I devote a lot of time staying in touch with those that are dear to me.  In living halfway around the world from my family I am always in contact and spend a lot of time keeping the connection 'alive' with those dear to me, it is the essence of life!
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