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Franklin says they chose to make jambalaya because it was a project they'd already been working on. "We were like, 'This would be good for [Cooking Up Change], but let's make it healthy by adding spinach and chicken.' And then my friend Aljibri just busted out with 'You know, jambalaya would be good with a nice cornbread.'"
In this photo, Karen Duncan, national honorary co-chair of Cooking Up Change and wife of Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, congratulates the student chefs from Tilden.