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B AND D KUWAIT
Nancy D’Souza: Genetically Modified Food Blogger

By bazaar staff, March (2012) edition of bazaar
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Nancy D'Souza of B and D Kuwait 
Nancy D'Souza of B and D Kuwait 
 

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.

Starting 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.”

Born to 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.”

Besides 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!”

As she 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 word?

Outrageous.

 

How would you describe your mother in one word?

Strong.

 

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 money..arrgh!!)

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 ever done?

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 invented?

“Exactly” or “My life” I use them way too much.

 

Where would you like to live? / What is your dream retirement location?

I love countries with historical importance, for now it’s either Vienna or Florence...

 

What is the first famous quote that comes to your mind?

“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 interested in?

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 one word?

Confident/Firm.

 

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 called…”

FOOOOD (most of you must have guessed it already).

 
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