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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Alex Kapranos has a nice conversational style of writing and he often creates paragraph-long descriptions of food utilizing some kind of metaphor. Want to Read saving…. A tourist in his early 20s is explaining to another tourist in her early 20s that he is not a tourist: Learn more about Amazon Giveaway.

He is not a foodie or food critic, but yet he makes food sound so intruiging. View all 4 comments. Start reading Sound Bites: Entertaining but uneven collection of food commentary. Transferred from a culinary column Kapranos used to write for Guardian UK while on tour with the band, the book was breaking the rules of ‘going to a foreign place, taste their food, write about it’.

Some of his articles here are really short, and might be more interesting if they were longer, more in depth.


Sep 17, Lara rated it liked it Shelves: The articles were published in real time in the Guardian, and I heard about the book on NPR, where Kapranos was interviewed and it peaked my interest. This book is a compilation of articles that Kapranos wrote while on tour as the lead singer for Franz Ferdinand.

Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand on your Kindle in under a minute. Regardless, it’s always fun to read about great meals from someone who clearly loves food. The Iwatani flame is lit below the nabe, a pot of cabbage, bean sprouts and bifes beef, raw like bacon.

Jan 18, Tracey rated it really liked it.

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I liked the way he described things. A short enjoyable read. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Mar 16, Laila rated it liked it.

I had anticipated reading this book for a few years And the rhythm is different and fun. I was too skint to travel as much as I wanted to before I was in the band, but I did tour the punk squats of Holland and once drove a Land Rover Ambulance from Kosovo to Dumfries.

As someone who has cooked in a real kitchen, I feel a kinship with others who have gone through the highs and lows. British wankers, German wankers, North African wankers and American wankers. Along the way he ate a few things, and in and he sent back spare, vivid dispatches about those meals for a column in The Guardian. To ask other readers questions about Sound Bitesplease sign up. I don’t know why this book only has a 3 star rating. Genuinely disappointed when it was over.


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Qlex Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Refresh and try again. Each page was made cured ham, what a delight! He even lists the names and locations of each restaurant he’s dined at. This is the first book I have ever read under this category, and I’m “hungry” for more. There are a few things I wouldn’t try again for example the raw sea bitds, that and bull testicles which I ate in Argentina, they were foul, the thought, the smell and the taste which was something like tuna on a bit of metal.

Nov 14, Sarah rated it liked it Shelves: A bite reveals the eggs; pale yellow, densely packed and so small they look like powder, but taste of delicious bitterness. Please try again later.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. And even his memory. This is a fantastic collection of short essays from the lead singer of Franz Ferdinand. They are delicious deep-fried octopus dumplings.

Food and culture lovers, creative non-fiction readers. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Little titbits in the guise of short pages no longer anecdotes about meals, memories and locations.