Welcome to Dance of Saucepans, my humble contribution to the food blogging world, a place to share my Spanish Food legacy and my culinary adventures.

My name is Cristina and I came from Spain, but I have been happily living in Auckland (New Zealand) since 2008, love brought me here… and here I am. I miss Spain (sometimes…) in Spain food is everything, is celebration and joy and a simple everyday pleasure. I come from a family of marvellous cooks, my Lala was without a doubt the best cook I have ever known, but my mum comes pretty close, I have always loved the kitchen and spent a lot of time gathering my Lala’s recipes when I realized otherwise they would have got lost, she had everything in her head, and was quite a challenge to get any sort of comprehensive measurement other than “pinches”, “sprinkles” or “lugs”; not a day goes by that I don’t remember her one way or another.

I love all things food, coming from Spain I can be pretty passionate about it, people say that I immediately light up the moment I start talking about food… food is my one true love, so yes, guilty, I probably glow a little too much talking about what I am going to cook for dinner, that’s me.

I like exciting, made from scratch meals, with as many fresh produce as I can cram in them. I am on a quest to buy as less processed products as possible, but in a relaxed way, the kitchen is my oasis, no room for struggles there. I love cooking with a Spanish flare, Tapas (little morsels of tasty something) are probably my all-time favourite thing, but I like rather too much flirting with other world cuisines and the sound of an ingredient I have never heard before makes my heart flutter.

I started this blog because I feel a little alone on this cooking quest of mine; I needed to share and I realized I could no longer be happy without expressing the love I have for food. My carefully crafted meals more often than not get demolished within seconds, and a blog gives me some sense of continuity. I can’t wait to start this new adventure!!

Thanks for dropping by, hope you’ll stay for dinner.

9 Thoughts on “About

  1. What a wonderful blog! I’m glad you’ve decided to keep the Spanish fire alive while living in NZ. Your food (and photos) are beautiful.

  2. galiopalustre on March 25, 2014 at 11:48 pm said:

    Another successful recipe by Cristina with Hispanic roots.
    (con la colaboración lingüística de Susi)

  3. Cristina Gonzalez on March 24, 2014 at 1:04 pm said:

    Thanks Steph! I love cooking and I love pretty things, so I have been a happy camper preparing the blog!!

  4. Steph Schellingerhout on March 24, 2014 at 1:02 pm said:

    Wow, Cristina your blog is amazing.
    Your food presentation is fantastic.
    Now I can see why you love your cooking time so much. You have so much Talent!

  5. Fatima Ramos on March 17, 2014 at 6:59 pm said:


    Congratulations on your new adventure, the food, presentation and pictures look amazing!

    It will be great to don’t have to think what I should cook for dinner any more , now I just have to type “Dance of Saucepans” and choose one of your great recipes.

    Looking forward to your next post! :)

  6. Cristina Gonzalez on March 17, 2014 at 11:32 am said:

    Thank you so much for your kind comments!! I really appreciate them :0)

  7. Claire on March 17, 2014 at 9:58 am said:

    Those photos are extraordinary! The food looks so ready to bite into. Can’t wait to see more.

  8. Cazz Higgins on March 15, 2014 at 7:50 pm said:

    What a great blog!! The food looks really yummy and I am definitely going to give them a try. Looking forward to more Spanish infused food ideas as well as some other things from around the world.

  9. Susana on March 15, 2014 at 3:17 am said:

    Congratulations for your blog! You made it!
    You made me cry tough…remembering Lala.

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