I'm Lari, aka. Larisanjou: a writer and artist of Puerto Rican heritage from the United States, now living in France. I love making food and art, and RENDERED is a project that combines those loves with my curiosity in the world around me.


RENDERED is a fusion of food, history, and art--richly illustrated food history essays, delivered monthly. In my essays, food and history often intersect with personal anecdotes and other wide-ranging subjects like food science, linguistics, feminism, the legacy of colonialism, and more.

To see more of my work, see the RENDERED archive, and check out past essays on my website about Taíno barbacoa, Whale Meat, and Ambrosia.

Free subscribers receive the RENDERED illustrated essay, released once every month.

Paid Subscriptions

By becoming a paid subscriber, you will gain access to bonus content, plus my undying gratitude for your financial support of my writing.

Paid subscribers will, in addition to the illustrated essay, receive access to TIDBITS: narrated essays featuring one illustration, released on the 1st of every month. (This means exclusive access to my buttery voice on audio, narrating a subject in food/drink history. You'll get access to the audio track, accompanied by the transcript and an illustration.) Art Collector-tier subscribers will receive an original piece of art by me.

There are 3 ways to gain access to my paid content:

  • Monthly subscriptions (5€/month) receive:

    • Access to the full archive, including bonus TIDBITS narrated essays

    • Discount codes in my webstore

  • Yearly subscriptions (40€/year) receive everything above, plus:

    • "The Best of RENDERED, Part I" zine (while supplies last)

    • RENDERED logo sticker (while supplies last)

  • Art Collectors (65€/year) receive everything above, plus:

    • Custom-made painting (A6/postcard-size)

Subscriptions may be gifted--you can get these perks yourself, or you can gift them to someone special.

If you're a current Yearly Subscriber, you may e-mail me (lari@larisanjou.com) with shipping details to receive your zine and sticker.


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RENDERED is a fusion of food, history, and art: richly illustrated food history essays, delivered monthly.



I research, write and illustrate essays about food history.