Sound Bites - Eating On Tour With Franz Ferdinand

The Scottish indie rockers' frontman Alex Kapranos reads from his witty account about what he ate while touring the world.

The eating experience is sometimes appalling, sometimes phenomenal, but never predictable.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton and produced by Elizabeth Allard.

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The Scottish indie rockers' frontman Alex Kapranos reads from his witty account about what he ate while touring the world.

The eating experience is sometimes appalling, sometimes phenomenal, but never predictable.

Abridged by Richard Hamilton and produced by Elizabeth Allard.

Eating adventures with Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand, who appreciates that there's more to touring than pizzas and burgers.

Alex Kapranos reveals that there's more to world touring than eating pizzas and burgers.

The rock band's front man Alex Kapranos reveals that there's more to world touring than just eating pizzas and burgers.

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In Paris he finds it difficult to convince his band-mates of the merits of a salad made from gizzards.

Songwriter and singer Alex Kapranos enjoys a taste of Paris and Milan and eats gingerbread cake in a Munich Christmas market.

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Alex Kapranos tries to convince his band-mates of the merits of a salad made from gizzards

Front man Alex Kapranos has difficulty convincing his band-mates of the merits of a Parisian salad made from gizzards.

Front man Alex Kapranos champions the merits of a Parisian salad made from gizzards.

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On a break from touring, the taste of home comes in the shape of the much maligned haggis, a good curry, and a saveloy dip.

Alex Kapranos longs for a good curry, praises haggis and remembers his grandfather - thanks to stotty cake and pease pudding.

Alex Kapranos enjoys haggis and recalls his grandfather, with stotty cake.

On a break from touring, the rock band's front man Alex Kapranos enjoys haggis and recalls his grandfather, with stotty cake.

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In Singapore, a snobbish and overbearing hotel manager gets his comeuppance in a story of fast food and brutal vengeance.

In Osaka, Alex tries deep fried fugu, a variety of poison puffer fish and lives to invite the audience back to his hotel lobby.

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Alex Kapranos is in Singapore, trying a deep fried puffer fish and issuing an invitation.

The rock band's front man Alex Kapranos arrives in Singapore, trying a deep fried puffer fish and issuing an invitation.

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Exotic flavours continue to delight, but the end of the tour approaches.

The most decadent burger in Manhattan reminds Alex of his fifth birthday cake and he reads from the Bible in unlikely places.

Manhattan's most decadent burger reminds singer Alex Kapranos of his fifth birthday.

As the tour winds up, Manhattan's most decadent burger reminds the band's singer Alex Kapranos of his fifth birthday.

Manhattan's most decadent burger reminds Alex Kapranos of his fifth birthday.

As the tour winds up, Manhattan's most decadent burger reminds the rock band's front man Alex Kapranos of his fifth birthday.