be meat and drink to
be meat and drink to (someone)
To be appealing and/or enjoyable to someone, especially when most people would regard the same task or topic with disdain. Working on complex pension calculations would put me to sleep, but it's meat and drink to my brother.
be meat and drink tobe a source of great pleasure or encouragement to.
2002 Total Film Sex, conspiracy theories, top hats and 'orrible murder, the elements of the Jack The Ripper story are meat and drink to film-makers.