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For those struggling to keep their kids entertained and educated for longer than ten minutes, you’re in luck. Homeschooling’s about to get a whole lot more manageable thanks to the news that Michelle Obama (yep, THE Michelle Obama) is starring in a new Netflix series, Waffles + Mochi. 

Last week saw the former First Lady of the United States announce on Instagram that she would be starring in the all new Netflix series, Waffles + Mochi, a children’s cooking show all about good food, from its origins to cooking it up at home.

Arriving onto our screens on Tuesday, 16th March, Michelle will take on the role of a supermarket owner and will be joined by puppets Waffles and Mochi, who are curiously from The Land of Frozen Food. The ten-episode series will be educational, focusing on healthy eating and the importance of a balanced diet, while also showing kids and parents how to cook up the dishes explored in the series. 

Each episode will see Michelle and her two puppet companions head on a journey to find the freshest ingredients, travelling from restaurants to kitchens, farms to homes all over the world, cooking up alongside celebrities, including Dustin Henderson from Stranger Things and Tan France from Queer Eye, and world renowned chefs including Samin Nosrat from Netflix’s Salt Fat Acid Heat.

Imagery courtesy of Netflix
Imagery courtesy of Netflix

Despite being aimed at children, Waffles + Mochi is from the same creators as some of Netflix’s other hit series, including Chef’s Table, Salt Fat Acid Heat and Ugly Delicious, and will provide hours of entertainment and fun for budding little chefs to come. 

Both Michelle and Barack Obama are also executive producers, and Michelle has expressed her excitement for joining Netflix on this new culinary adventure.

She wrote, “Allow me to introduce two new friends of mine: Their names are Waffles and Mochi. And on March 16, we’ll be launching a new children’s show on Netflix called Waffles + Mochi. It’s all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it. These two will take us on adventures all around the world to explore new ingredients and try out new recipes. Kids will love it, but I know that adults will also get plenty of laughs – and some tips for the kitchen.” 

The post went on to saying, “In many ways, this show is an extension of my work to support children’s health as First Lady – and to be quite honest, I wish a program like this had been around when my girls were young. I also know that this is a difficult time for so many families, and I’m hopeful that this delightful show can bring a bit of light and laughter to homes around the world. That’s why as part of the show’s commitment to helping families during the pandemic, we’re working with our partners at @PHAnews to get fresh ingredients to families in need across the country so they can cook together at home. So that’s what #WafflesAndMochi is all about.”  

I’m hopeful that this delightful show can bring a bit of light and laughter to homes around the world.

At a time when families and parents are struggling to keep up with the government restrictions, juggling homeschooling and working from home full time, Waffles + Mochi will provide families with a little light relief, laughter and fun. And we sure can’t wait to see the former First Lady on our screens again.

Waffles + Mochi will be able to stream on Netflix from Tuesday, 16th March |

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