Michelle Obama returns to Netflix with new children’s cooking show called “Waffles + Mochi”

Former first lady Michelle Obama is returning to Netflix, this time to debut a new children’s food show with a pair of puppets. She says she hopes it will “bring a bit of light and laughter to homes around the world.”

On Tuesday, she announced that she’s teaming up with the streaming giant for the new series called “Waffles + Mochi.” The show starts streaming on March 16 and will be “all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it,” Mrs. Obama shared in an Instagram post. She will be both a star and an executive producer of the series.

The show centers on two puppet friends, Waffles and Mochi, who dream of becoming chefs and travel across the world looking for ingredients and making dishes “alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, kids and celebrities,” according to a press release from the show. 

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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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Michelle Obama Is Hosting New Kid-Friendly Cooking Show ‘Waffles + Mochi’ On Netflix

Photo credit: ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX
Photo credit: ADAM ROSE/NETFLIX

From Women’s Health

Are you sitting down right now? Because Michelle Obama just announced that she’s about to star in a new cooking show for kids (and parents!) called Waffles + Mochi on Netflix.

The former First Lady shared the news of the upcoming debut in an Instagram post that racked up 333, 160 likes in just an hour. So yeah, people are excited.

“This is something I’ve been working on for a while now, and I’m so excited to finally be able to tell you all about it,” Michelle wrote on Instagram, alongside a photo of herself being hugged by adorable Muppets-like characters. While the show is ~technically~ for the pint-sized crowd, it looks like something adults can get into, too.

But…what is Michelle’s new show about, exactly? Here’s everything you need to know about Waffles + Mochi:

When does Waffles + Mochi premiere?

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Photo credit: Netflix | Raydene Salinas Hansen

From Cosmopolitan

If you aren’t completely obsessed with cooking shows, are you like, okay? Because nothing compares to a front row seat screen full of food. We, the human race, are not worthy of this indulgence of culinary eye candy.

Humans associate meals and treats with memories. Take cake, for example. You probs have cake for special occasions and celebrations, so now whenever you see cake, you’re flooded with all those happy feelings. I’m not saying food = happiness, but sometimes it can come pretty freakin’ close.

So if you’re in the mood for a food-filled show featuring international travel, fierce competition, and in-depth cultural explorations, queue up one of the best cooking shows on Netflix. They’ll satisfy any craving, guaranteed.

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