Another Big Night – Fan Fic Sequel

First off I want to say a big thank you to my fellow staff at the Cutlery Review for their support on this passion project.

Here’s my story about my story:

One of my two most favourite films of all time is The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984) with the all star cast of Peter Weller, Ellen Barkin, John Lithgow and Jeff Goldblum. My other favorite (they are tied for top place) is Big Night (1996) with the amazing Stanley Tucci and Tony Shalhoub.

The science fiction docu-film about Buckaroo Banzai I first watched from my parent’s satellite dish as a young teen. I’ve seen it well over one hundred times, know every line of dialog, have all the collector’s merchandise (even the ViewMaster reels) and many friends have rightly claimed that I based my persona and career path on the titular Buckaroo who “began life as he was destined to live it…going in several directions at once.”.

Big Night I saw on cable TV in my late twenties when I was just discovering the world of cooking. I own two copies on DVD, the novelized version and a printed copy of the original screenplay. I’ve seen it less than one hundred times but more than fifty. I quote the movie constantly to the annoyance of my wife.

In 1996 a young gentleman named Ernest Cline wrote a fan fiction sequel he called The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Against The World Crime. He released it into the wild on the internet to great acclaim and attention. But a movie never happened. But he persevered and used this fame to build a career in Hollywood writing scripts and ultimately had his first book Ready Player One filmed and directed by the one and only Steven Spielberg.

One day in 2019 I decided I want to read and hopefully one day see a sequel to Big Night. So I read every screenplay writing book I could find, researched the hell out of the original film’s story and characters and wrote this. I wrote this for myself, I wrote it for all the other fans of the film, I wrote it for all the chefs and creatives out there and I wrote it for Tony Bourdain.

Here it is:

I hope you enjoy it. Please contact me about any cooking or Italian language errors I’ve made.




The Notation Knife – Musical Cutlery

The Notation Knife - Musical Cutlery

A little bit of musical cutlery history today. This is flatware that really sings.

These very rare knives are known as notation knives. They are inscribed with a thank you for the meal prayer: ‘The blessing of the table. May the three-in-one bless that which we are about to eat.’ On the other side the inscription reads: ‘The saying of grace. We give thanks to you God for your generosity.’

These 16th-century knives are in museum collections around the world, including examples at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Musée national de la Renaissance at Château d’Ecouen in France.

Each knife represents one part for a singer. A set of knives creates a complete symphony chorus of voices.

Reproductions can be found here:

Read more information and hear the music being performed here:


Hugh Jackman’s Wolverfork

hugh jackman wolverfork

Hugh Jackman is known for playing the comic book X-Men character Logan aka Wolverine. And one of his recent Instagram posts had this interesting piece of cutlery for us all to wonder about.

Is it a fork or a threek? “Forks have four tines; tridents have three. One is for eating; the other is for ruling the sea.”

This killer flatware looks to be some solid adamantium construction.

Any of our cutlery readers know where to source this fork from?


BIGFOOT Salad Tongs by OTOTO

BIGFOOT Salad Tongs by OTOTO

Oh yeah! Bigfoot Cutlery! Sasquatch is in the kitchen my friends. Flatware for the flatfoot! This is a way I think I could get my kids excited about salad!

You gotta love the ad copy poem song for these big tongs:

“There’s nothing scary about this Bigfoot. As a matter of fact, you’ll feel like a winner if he joins you for dinner. He’ll help you toss and serve your salad and then perhaps sing you a ballad.”

These Bigfoot salad tongs are made of 100% food safe BPA free plastic and are dishwasher safe.
They measure 11.9 x 3.8 x 3.7 inches.

This is camping gear me thinks!

BIGFOOT Salad Tongs by OTOTO from Amazon