Read Brave Saint Paul 2022 | Recipes for Care

Read Brave 2022

What does community care look like to you?

Local artist and What We Hunger For contributor Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn has curated "Recipes for Care" interactive exhibitions at Rondo and Sun Ray libraries.

Visit the exhibitions and leave a recipe for food, self-care, and/or for community care. You can also submit your recipe to our virtual gallery.

Artist Bios

About the Exhibit

Recipes for Care is an interactive community art installation by local artist and writer Ánh-Hoa Thị Nguyễn, whose essay is part of Read Brave’s nonfiction title, What We Hunger For. Recipes for Care, invites community members to  to share recipes that ignite, shape, and support a community of care in their lives.

There are many ways we care for each other and for our community. Please share a recipe for how you care for others—like a favorite baked good or potluck dish, and more abstract recipes, like an ingredient list for comfort that might include a warm blanket, a good book, and a close friend.

This interactive art installation of recipes from the community were displayed at Sun Ray and Rondo libraries, as well as in an online gallery at Designed in collaboration with artist Bethany Rahn, Recipes for Care welcomes folks to participate in-person at Sun Ray or Rondo libraries and virtually.

Sharing our stories and learning from our neighbors, together we author this collection of recipes for Community Care.


Read Brave Saint Paul is brought to you by the Saint Paul Public Library and The Friends of the Saint Paul Public Library.

This program is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, with special support from the Saint Paul Saints and Bernadette and Jeffrey Janisch.

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