Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand (Paperback)

Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand

By Alex Kapranos

Penguin Books, 9780143038085, 144pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2006

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Description

The lead singer of the acclaimed, platinum-selling group Franz Ferdinand takes readers on a rock-and-roll culinary adventure around the world

The extremely successful neo-New Wave band Franz Ferdinand has millions of fans around the globe, and the group's frequent tours bring its members not only to a wide variety of places but also face to face with a wide range of food. 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. From the charms of a donut shop in a Polish-speaking part of Brooklyn to a decidedly less charming pair of bull's testicles in Buenos Aires to the seductive, almost-vegetarian allure of a heavenly Singaporean buffet, Kapranos always gets the mouthwatering details just right while delivering an entertaining look at rock-and-roll life on the road.



About the Author

Alex Kapranos is the singer and guitarist of Franz Ferdinand. Before the success of the band, he spent over a decade jumping between stints as a chef, sommelier, kitchen porter, delivery driver, welder, promoter, college lecturer, and doley layabout: anything to generate the cash that his bands didn't.
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