Nancy D'Souza rightfully claims
that she was born to be a food blogger; she doesn't gain weight, is immune to
food poisoning, and has an eager palette ready to consume each and every kind
of cuisine. As the co-founder of
the fun, and absolutely resourceful food blog, B and D Kuwait
(www.bndq8.blogspot.com), we came about Nancy's food haven while working on our
annual dining guide.
the blog with her friend “B”, Lester Pereira, her character is represented by
“D”, the food-friendly duo embarked on endless food trips, writing thorough
reviews, and posting recommended dishes for readers. She comments, “We used to
go out and eat, and eat, and eat some more. From our early start, I was
fascinated by other food bloggers and their ability to portray their opinions
and critiques so eloquently online.”
a Sri Lankan mother, who happens to be a head Chef at a prominent hotel in
Kuwait, and Goan Father, Nancy claims that loving food is nothing more than a
genetic disposition that runs in her family. She jokes, “Come on, I’m born to
do this! My dad is a terrific cook as well, and that has a lot to do with the
power of food in our household. A Sri Lankan mom and Indian father make for a
continued stream of terrific meals. My sister loves international cuisine as
well, which also helped me in giving me an appetite for food blogging.”
being a fun, go-to food guide, filled with yummy tips and reviews to satisfy
every craving, Nancy sees a great opportunity with B and D, to introduce
herself to other kinds of cuisines, she adds, “I never thought I would enjoy
Thai food, now I love it. I'm very open to becoming an expert at tasting
different cuisines. I love traveling and exploring foods. Amongst my friends, I
introduced them to Japanese, Thai and even Middle Eastern cuisine. Now if I can
only make a living out of traveling and eating, then I’m pretty much set!”
dreams about that perfect life plan, Nancy is planning on expanding the blog,
revitalizing its layout, changing its current domain to a dot com address, and
adding more elements to further enhance the past time national hobby of
‘fooding’ in Kuwait.
How would your mother describe you in one
How would you describe your mother in one
What is the most insane question you’ve
ever been asked?
Do you spend all your money on food? (Yes off course, I pay my bills with food not
Is it true that sausages are made out of minced bones?
Would you like to have some tortoise meat? (What the hell?).
What is the most spontaneous thing you’ve
Getting up around 3:30am in a strange town,
totally hungry, finding out that my snacks had run out and getting out of the
hotel (not knowing my way around) to find a restaurant or a grocery store.
What word in the English or Arabic language do you wish you had
“Exactly” or “My life” I use them way too
Where would you like to live? / What is your dream retirement
I love countries with historical importance, for
now it’s either Vienna or Florence...
What is the first famous quote that comes to
“Power without love is reckless and abusive,
and love without power is sentimental and anemic”
"Our lives begin to end the day we become
silent about things that matter.” -Dr. Martin Luther King Jr
What animal best describes the kind of partner you’d be
The intelligence, wisdom, power of breath, sound, love, joy and
harmony of a Dolphin and the power, strength, and respect of a Lion (weird combination
and rare to find. Right?).
What do you miss about your childhood?
Being carefree with no responsibilities.
If you could change your name, what would you change it to?
Even if I could, I would not since I love my
name way too much to change it.
How would you describe your handshake in
What is the toughest part of your character?
I do not trust people that easily.
Who is your favorite historical figure?
For as long as I could remember, I have been
fascinated by Princess Diana as she was an exceptionally beautiful and gifted
human being. I admired and respected her for her energy and commitment to
others. Campaigns on AIDS, leprosy and the International ban on the use of
landmines are some of her many humanitarian works. I still remember reading
this, “HIV does not make people dangerous to know. You can shake their hands
and give them a hug, heaven knows they need it."
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: I wish that a
little of him lived in all of us, then the world could be a better place.
What in the world do you least desire?
Violence and Ignorance.
What do you think is lacking in the world, which would make the
world a better place?
Understanding and Acceptance.
Why do you think most girls/guys like you?
Can’t speak for others.
Finish this sentence: “Happiness is a thing
FOOOOD (most of you must have guessed it