In our experience, it has been proven that Ramadan
cravings in the late hours of the night mostly revolve around desserts, and the
results are usually devastating to our waistlines. According to Budour
Al-Qassar, her oven experiments started with one typical Ramadan night three
years ago. Budour explains,” I was having the most insane food cravings, and
would end up making so many different kinds of desserts.” An impulsive person
(and cook) by nature, Budour decided that it was time to create her first live
food diary: the oven experiments.
However, Budour’s experiments in the kitchen started much earlier
in her life, as she started making Swiss rolls at the tender age of eleven. A
clever mix between Budour’s original, and other researched and modified recipes
she comes by online, food travels suited for the most devout foodies, food
videos, website links, and cool kitchen gadgets, the food diary that is the
oven experiments has evolved into a much-loved online destination for foodies
all over town. Why do we love it? Her food antics are extremely appetizing, and
For the oven experimenter, she considers her
website from a pragmatic point of view, “If I forget how to make something,
I’ll look no further than my website. At the same time, I provide people with
tips and tricks I learn along the way, allowing readers to interact with me. I
love it when someone actually tries a recipe and likes it, that's the best part
When it comes to traveling, Budour makes food the main event. She
adds, “I literally travel to eat, I don’t make anything else the focus of my
trip. My current favorite food city has got to be Milan! My blog is flooded
with images of food I had in Milan.” A fan of simple and uncomplicated food, it
is obvious that Budour isn’t about fad cuisines; she’s all about fresh
ingredients that shine with flavor. She continues by giving us another example,
“I also love Indian food, especially southern Indian cuisine. I might not have
it on a regular basis, nor in its original form, yet Southern Indian cuisine is
one of my greater kitchen inspirations. I love what can be done with
vegetables; a simple vegetable can be so rich in taste with coconut milk,
peppers and other spices.”
Even though Budour took an extended (and greatly missed) break
from blogging a while back, she marks her return as a happy occasion. "I
really missed it, and I'm motivated to redesign the look of the website."
Working on several projects, including an upcoming exhibition entitled
Ecological Urbanism, Budour is helping with developing the link between
urbanism and food in Kuwait; her team of participants will map out Kuwait
according to the underground food scene. We’re certain of one thing about
Budour, whatever her future holds, it will include food.
How would your mother
describe you in one word?
How would you describe your
mother in one word?
What is the most insane
question you’ve ever been asked?
I have no idea.
What is the most spontaneous
thing you’ve ever done?
very spontaneous, unfortunately. I pretty much plan everything in my life.
What word in the English or Arabic language do
you wish you had invented?
Where would you like to live? / What is your
dream retirement location?
farm where I can pick my fruits and vegetables every day.
What is the first famous
quote that comes to your mind?
cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own.
What animal best describes the kind of partner
you’d be interested in?
A bear; warm and cuddly.
What do you miss about your
in the neighborhood park.
If you could change your name, what would you
change it to?
wouldn’t. I love my name.
How would you describe your
handshake in one word?
What is the toughest part of
Who is your favorite
don't have a favorite.
What in the world do you least desire?
with no character.
What do you think is lacking in the world, which
would make the world a better place?
Why do you think most
girls/guys like you?
I feed them!
Finish this sentence:
“Happiness is a thing called…”