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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It just wasn’t what I expected. His descriptions are evocative and funny without being overly effusive like some foodie writings.

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Some columns were a lot more enjoyable than others but overall I enjoyed the writing style and how descriptive Kapranos was about the food, the people and his surroundings in different countries.

He looks, smells and acts like a tourist. Entertaining but uneven collection of food commentary.

A few more books of essays like this, and Kapranos could fashion himself into a modern EB White. Alex Kapranos comes across a an intelligent and perceptive writer.


The essays are delightful and this collection, while slim, will provide you with a lovely afternoon or two of reading. Regardless, it’s always fun to read about great meals from someone who clearly loves food.

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I read the Guardian columns when they were first published – I’m a big Franz Ferdinand fan, and I actually saw them perform on tour during the period the book takes place, although none of the entries cover the town I saw them play – but the book is really lovely.

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This is one of my comfort books. Before we put the fish in our mouths, we wrap it in shiso, a light lemony herb that looks a little like nettle leaves and which I have seen only in Japan.

His genuine enthusiasm for trying new foods is umistakeable, but not overbearing, and I like the kaoranos in what experiences he did not particularl This book gives a little bit of insight into touring with Franz Ferdinand, but you certainly don’t need to be a fan of the band to enjoy the book, just a fan of food and new experiences.

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.

Sound Bites

It ends with a nice touch: It is from the surface end of the root, and it is mild and refreshing. In Septemberwhilst touring the world with Franz Ferdinand, Alex Kapranos had begun writing about what he ate in the various countries he had visited.


The author wrote in a sort of way that I enjoyed initially and was irritated by halfway through. One in servings is fatal alwx you know? Part travel writing, part food writing, he mixes the typical tour diary with funny, smart, weird food experiences.

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Much of the book is compiled from the column he had for The Guardian. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

British wankers, German wankers, North African wankers and American wankers. As much a diary of life on the road as it is a gourmand’s guide sounv world eateries. Published here are items from Alex Kapranos’ Guardian column from his time on bktes in I felt like I was seeing what he and the band were seeing and eating what they were eating.

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