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 on the 14th of 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. (Postcard-size, 1 per year)

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

  • Monthly: 5 euros/month

  • Yearly: 40 euros/year

  • Art Collector: 65 euros/year


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