Michelle Obama is launching her own kids’ cooking show on Netflix. Released on March 16, Waffles + Mochi, tells the story of two friends, Waffles and Mochi, who dream of escaping from the land of frozen food and becoming chefs. They see their dreams come true once they are hired at a whimsical new supermarket.
“With the help of friendly new faces like the supermarket owner, Mrs. Obama, and a magical flying shopping cart as a guide, Waffles and Mochi take off on global ingredient missions, traveling to kitchens, restaurants, farms, and homes. around the world, cooking recipes with everyday ingredients alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, children and celebrities, “Netflix explained in a statement describing the premise of the show.
The theme of the 10-episode series is in line with that of the former First Lady. “Let’s move” public health campaign and hopes to promote healthy eating while inviting parents and children into the kitchen to cook together and explore different cultures through food.
The show aims to start a similar conversation and open important dialogues about cooking, developing healthy eating habits, and creating meaningful connections through food.
Obama has often made his work accessible to both adults and children. On March 2, Penguin Random House will launch a young readers edition of his memoir, Becoming.
“My hope is that the Young Readers Edition of Becoming It can serve as a conversation starter. Maybe open new dialogues with your children or grandchildren, “shared the former first lady on Instagram. “Maybe you can use it as an opportunity to start a book club with the young people you know, or use it as an excuse to invite them to your existing book club. I hope to hear all about the discussions that these new editions of Becoming spark with loved ones, and what kind of parallels young people could draw between my story and theirs. “
Waffles + Mochi will be produced by Michelle and Barack Obama as part of his Emmy-nominated production company Higher Ground Productions, which has a multi-year production contract with Netflix.