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Michelle Obama Launches New Cooking Show For Kids

Michelle Obama Launches New Cooking Show For Kids

The series will follow two puppets named Waffles and Mochi who "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."

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Michelle Obama, the former First Lady, is all set to star in a new children's cooking show titled Waffles + Mochi. The 57-year-old author announced that she is partnering with streaming service Netflix for the culinary show, according to PEOPLE. The show, which premieres on March 16th, also sees Michelle Obama donning the hat of executive producer. According to Netflix, the series will follow two puppets named Waffles and Mochi who "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."



 

Michelle Obama plays the role of a supermarket owner who help the duo on their journey, according to Netflix. Announcing the new series on social media, Michelle wrote: I’m beyond thrilled to share that on March 16, I’ll be launching a new show on @Netflix called Waffles + Mochi! I'm excited for families and children everywhere to join us on our adventures as we discover, cook, and eat delicious food from all over the world. In another Tweet, she shared: I’m also excited to work with @PHAnews to help kids build healthy habits and help families in need cook with fresh ingredients together at home. I hope you'll join us by watching on March 16! #WafflesAndMochi. 



 

The show is set to be produced by the Obamas' Higher Ground Productions. Erika Thormahlen & Jeremy Konner will be the showrunners while they also executive produce alongside Tonia Davis, Priya Swaminathan, Mrs. Obama and her husband Barack Obama. Ever since they stepped out of the White House in 2017, the Obamas have remained in the public eye with such projects and personal memoirs. The power couple even own a production company, and it's first feature release, American Factory, debuted on Netflix in 2019 and went on to win the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.



 

As we reported earlier, American Factory is an original documentary by the Obamas' production company Higher Ground Productions, in partnership with online streaming giant Netflix. The documentary narrates the story of a General Motors factory in Dayton, Ohio, and how it was shut down, affecting thousands of workers and the community at large. It has been received fairly well; American Factory has received incredible praise from critics and has a 96% approval rating on review site Rotten Tomatoes as well as a Metacritic score of 86 out of 100. Now, this is why it doesn't come as a surprise to many that the documentary was nominated for the prestigious award in the first place.



 

In response to the nomination, Obama himself responded in a tweet, [I am] glad to see American Factory’s Oscar nod for Best Documentary. It’s the kind of story we don’t see often enough and it’s exactly what Michelle and I hope to achieve with Higher Ground. Congrats to the incredible filmmakers and entire team! Michelle added, I couldn’t be happier that Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar, and all of the incredible people behind American Factory have been nominated for the Best Documentary Oscar. What Julia and Steve capture on film is at times painful, at times exhilarating, but always thoughtful and always real — exactly the kind of story Barack and I wanted to lift up with Higher Ground Productions. I hope you’ll see for yourself by checking it out on Netflix.



 

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