A. Why not?
A. Good friends. Good conversation. Good food. Good wine. All at the same time of course.
A. Cooking or talking--separately or together.
A. Historical character is kind of an oxymoron. But I'm going to take the question as it is and respond with a real person(s) who was a character-- larger than life. I would like to meet Bessie Coleman and Josephine Baker, congratulate each on having the courage to be who they were, break rules, defy convention,define themselves--and say "thank you."
A. Steak or ice cream. Hmmm..steak flavored ice cream? Maybe not.