Kapranos To Step Down As Food Writer
FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS is giving up his job as a food writer - because he doesn't feel qualified to comment on the culinary arts.
The singer/songwriter was asked to write about his love of food for British newspaper The Guardian; his musings led to a book, Sound Bites, and earned him a reputation as "a foodie".
But the Take Me Out hitmaker insists this was never a path he wanted to take.
He says, "I had a couple of calls from TV stations asking if I wanted to present food programmes, and I thought, 'God, this has got to stop. This is not who I am.'"
Kapranos admits his former job as a kitchen worker in top Scottish restaurants gave him an edge as a food critic.
He adds, "I remembered working in my first restaurant in Fort William when a chef asked, 'Hey, you want a slice of shark?' And my response was, 'Shark? What the f**k?' I figured it would actually be interesting to write from a naive perspective."