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Kapranos resigns as Guardian food critic

By | Published on Thursday 26 February 2009

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has resigned from his role as food critic for The Guardian because he’s not hungry any more. No, wait, he doesn’t want to be seen as a food critic. He wants people to think of him as a musician. Good luck with that.

Kapranos told the newspaper: “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 fuck?’ I figured it would actually be interesting to write from a naive perspective. [But] 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'”.