Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand [Alex Kapranos] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. The lead singer of the acclaimed. Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand is a book written by Alex Kapranos from the band Franz Ferdinand. It was published on 2 November Sound Bites has ratings and 62 reviews. eLmo said: So, the rating was a bit biased, since i love, LOVE this man and the band. But, honestly, the man.

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You do NOT have to be a fan of the band to appreciate the stories from each of the eateries. These little essays are tasty little tidbits with a twist. Quotes from Sound Bites: But, honestly, the man can really write. Sounx 05, Brooke Everett rated it really liked it Shelves: Don’t have a Kindle?

Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. I have to say, his way of writing more or less influenced the way I write, be it be in my blog, short stories, narcissistic fan-fictions, even novels which, of course, I had to make some alteration so it would go well in my native language. Having interviewed him once, I can attest to a certain swarmy charm abou within the first 5 pages, it becomes painfully obvious that Kapranos can’t write.

This book is a great read.


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I’m so glad I was finally able to get my hands on this one and read it! With his background as a chef of some years he is able to give a knowledgable evaluation of the foods of the many countries visited on tour.

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Aug 19, Patricia A rated it it was ok. I must say I would welcome a expanded version of the book that is not constrained by a tour schedule nor by column space in a newspaper.

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Having interviewed him ibtes, I can attest to a certain swarmy charm about him that does NOT make it to the page.

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Fear chases it, propelled by vague and venomous statistics like poisonous humming birds eager to spear any sense of adventurousness. Because each ‘chapter’ is an independent piece, you can bookmark it and come back without feeling lost at sea.

Here, lead singer Alex Kapranos collects his humorous and insightful reflections—compiled partly from his column in the Guardian London —on his many international gastronomic encounters, both savory and not so savory.

Books by Alex Kapranos. I liked that Kapranos wrote about the most bizarre of food and places I had to look up many words on google to keep up.

AK travels the bittes with the band but even if you aren’t a Franz Ferdinand fan as long as you are a foodie then this book will appeal to the adventurous palate. Share your thoughts with other customers.


It was a very flavorful read, I’ve just made myself very hungry Aug 23, Rory rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Descriptions of meals at exclusive restaurants are interspersed with childhood food memories, all the little stories involving something special, new or interesting. Interstate Highways, Ranked There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

I had anticipated reading this book for a few years Fukima tells me that her parents made her eat lots of shishamo as a child, as the calcium in the fragile bones would make her legs grow long. Food and culture lovers, creative non-fiction readers.

And even his memory. Food as social entertainment is important in Japan and with bright eyes, we watch our grinning bassist as he stirs the bubbling mix, chattering about his technique.


It is not a standard caesar salad; shredded kos is topped with fried potato noodles, raw salmon and a barely poached cold egg. Instead, Kapranos wrote about other aspects around the food, what his other senses feel while eating a certain food. Kapranos’ writing is excellent, and the characters and locales detailed in your book will transport you to exotic, enticing places.