I'm Lari, aka. Larisanjou: a teacher, 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 monthly newsletter. Every month, I research a food-related topic, write an essay about it, and create my own original illustrations to go along. In my essays, food and history often intersect with personal anecdotes and other wide-ranging subjects like etymology, food science, economics, social issues, 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.

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Logo by me. See more of my art on Instagram.