Shantytown Picadillo The film opens with Dr Banner cooking in his surprisingly spacious shantytown apartment. He seems to be eating some sort of minced beef hash, so I found and
Guatemalan Banana Chips and Hulk Trail Mix Dry fry dried banana chips in spices and a little seasoned salt, until golden red. Dry fry green pumpkin seeds and green raisins (health food shop or Indian deli) in a hot spice mix until the raisins are soft and the pumpkin seeds popped. Season if you want.
There's a lot of pasta and pizza around the middle, but we skipped most of it apart from the take-out pizza used to bribe a security guard (played by Lou Ferrigno, trivia fans!) and a grad student so Dr Banner can steal back his lab notes (convoluted). Oh, Hulk! They're not even in the university! Liv Tyler has them. Speaking of which...
Hulk Smash with a memory stick regurgitator For the huge fight scene where Liv nearly gets killed by flames I had intended to make childhood classic dish, Hulk Smash with bullets (mushy peas and smash, with mini sausages stuck into it cow-pie style). However, I grew up at the very last minute and instead we had Nori memory sticks topped with a smear of gold, washed down with the appropriate innocent smoothie.
We also skipped the smashed hot dog stand -- both for this film and for Avengers Assemble, which also features a crushed hot dog stand. Maybe it comes as part of the New York fight scene package. However, I could not resist:
Knuckle Sandwich flambé Rounds of Baguette, topped with a butter/mustard mix and a chunk of ham hock, lightly friend and then flambéed. I opted not to use the blow torch, as a quick flash-fry with brandy flame is faster and more fun. Remember to turn the oven fan on.
Hulk finishes on a nice cup of tea, but General Ross ends on cigars (we had chocolate cigars) and Incredible Hulks -- which in our case were a 3-2-1 of Midori, Vodka and Galliano, although there are of course many, many, many different ways to make an Incredible Hulk.