Waffles + Mochi Creators on Working With Michelle Obama and Breaking the Rules of Kids’ Shows

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As someone with a deep appreciation for food culture, children’s media, and Michelle Obama, I responded to news of Waffles + Mochi, the new kids show produced by and featuring the former first lady, with a lot of exclamation points and heart-eye emojis. The show’s title refers to the two puppet stars, who escape the Land of Frozen Food (where everything they cook turns to ice!) and embark on a series of food adventures that take them around the world. And they meet some really smart and fun chefs along the way, including some of my own cooking idols: Samin Nosrat, Preeti Mistry, Mashama Bailey,

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Take a peek at Michelle Obama’s food adventures in trailer for her kids’ show

Michelle Obama is giving people a look at her upcoming children’s show about food and cooking.

The trailer for her Netflix series, “Waffles + Mochi,” is out now and teases all that’s in store once the show begins streaming March 16.

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Michelle Obama, Waffles + Mochi (Adam Rose / Netflix)

Michelle Obama, Waffles + Mochi (Adam Rose / Netflix)

“If you want to be great chefs, you have to learn about all kinds of different foods,” the former first lady says as the trailer starts.

The series follows the title characters, puppets Waffles (who’s part yeti and part frozen waffle) and Mochi (a strawbery ice cream treat who speaks his own language), as they traverse the globe learning about food.

“Hello, Waffles and Mochi. Are you ready for an amazing adventure?” Obama asks the duo after meeting them.

Michelle Obama, Waffles + Mochi (Adam Rose / Netflix)

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Michelle Obama launching Netflix kid’s cooking show



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Michelle Obama has confirmed plans for her own children’s cooking show on Netflix.

The former First Lady of the United States has announced ‘Waffles + Mochi’, which launches on March 16 and follows the two titular characters who want to escape ‘The Land of Frozen Food’ to become chefs, with their dreams becoming a reality at a whimsical new supermarket.

In a statement, Netflix revealed: “With the help of friendly new faces like the supermarket owner, Mrs. Obama, and a magical flying shopping cart as their guide, Waffles and Mochi blast off on global ingredient missions, traveling to kitchens, restaurants, farms and homes all over the world, cooking up recipes with everyday ingredients alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, kids and celebrities.”

The 10-episode show is looking to open up conversations about cooking, healthy eating and connecting through food.

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Kids weigh in on potential cafeteria food at taste test fair

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SANDY — Students from across the state spent Friday giving grades instead of getting them. They are judging food that could be in their cafeterias next year.

The UCare 2010 Food Fair was held at the Canyons Administrative Building at 9150 S. 500 West in Sandy Friday morning. Kids ranging from 1st grade to 12th grade sampled breakfast and lunch items, then rated them to help decide which foods will make up next year’s school menus.

“I liked the whole wheat pancakes,” said one 8th-grader from Alpine.

The pizza sticks and shrimp poppers were popular. “We did a lot of smiley faces,” said a group of 5th-graders from East

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