Buckle in for a culinary odyssey around the world with Michelle Obama and her two sprightly sidekicks!
Michelle Obama last week announced that her new Netflix show “Waffles + Mochi” will be launching on March 16, 2021, and it looks both wild and wonderful.
The 10-episode series sees the former first lady play a supermarket owner who teams up with two puppets hailing from “The Land of Frozen Food”. With big dreams of becoming experienced chefs, the puppets Waffles and Mochi embark on a hunt for fresh food with no strings attached.
— Netflix Family (@netflixfamily) February 9, 2021
Their quest takes them on an eventful expedition around the globe where they learn about food from different cultures and meet a few familiar faces on the way.
The trailer, launched last Thursday, shows Waffles and Mochi traveling to places like Japan, Peru, Italy, and South Korea where they are accompanied by celebrity guests such as the rapper Common, actors Jack Black and Zach Galifianakis, the stars of Stranger Things, and many more.
“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” Michelle Obama tweeted last week announcing the new show.
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. pic.twitter.com/dedUWMp9SY
— Michelle Obama (@MichelleObama) February 9, 2021
During the Obama administration, the first lady launched her Let’s Move! campaign which aimed to raise a healthier generation of kids and counter the increase in childhood obesity. In 2019 Michelle and Barak Obama then partnered with Netflix and launched their Higher Grounds Production company which sought to “harness the power of storytelling.”
“Waffles + Mochi” is a collaboration between Higher Grounds Production and Partnership for a Healthier America which builds on that of the Let’s Move! initiative. The ultimate aim is to encourage healthy and affordable eating habits whilst simplifying cooking and urging kids and families to spend more time cooking up new dishes.
You can watch the trailer here:
[Featured image from Twitter / @MichelleObama]