What is Raiding the Larder?
Raiding the Larder is a journal at the junction of food and art.
Our Mission is to create a collective space for working artists to converse about art and the edible, to compile recipes by artists, and to explore the influence of food on art and artists, both historical and contemporary.
We define artist in the broadest sense to include visual artists, writers, composers, dancers, musicians, and those who participate in the creative process.
Our approach, while at times academic, historical, and/or journalistic, underlines the inventiveness, humor and irreverence that define artists’ relationship with food.
Who are we?
Maria Pithara is a visual artist and avid home cook. She works in video and mixed media, creating objects that occasionally employ food and often use fabric for a tactile experience. Her work has been shown in venues across the country and abroad, including the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, DC; the Omikron Gallery in Cyprus; and Bow Arts in London. Originally from Cyprus, she is currently living in rural New England, where she is learning how to make cheese and forage for wild mushrooms.
Kristiana (Tiana) Kahakauwila is a former writer and editor for Wine Spectator and Cigar Aficionado magazines. She has written about food and wine for ShareYourTable.com, the Honolulu Advertiser, and the Nassau Weekly, and she is a connoisseur of Rhône Valley wines and post-war Jell-O cookbooks. At present, she is working on a collection of short stories about contemporary Hawai`i.
Lauren Adolfsen‘s passion for food was spurred by the children’s book “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” and an early penchant for collecting McDonald’s Happy Meal toys. At Skidmore College, she produced Snack Mountain, a multi-media installation that featured a claymation movie in which food characters take a fatal roller-coaster ride. After college, Lauren created and marketed her own clothing and accessories line under the Snack Mountain name. She completed her MFA in Graphic Design from Yale School of Art in 20ll and has recently relocated to the West Coast where she hopes to find design work that stimulates her interest in food.