Michelle Obama is teaming up with Netflix for a special type of cooking show

Along with some unique co-stars, Michelle Obama will be hosting a new cooking show for kids

Michelle Obama in "Waffles and Mochi"
(Image credit: Netflix)

Michelle Obama has just announced that she will be starring in a cookery show on Netflix. The series is aimed at children and will continue the healthy eating initiatives she started as First Lady.

Michelle Obama began various initiatives while she worked as FLOTUS and described this new venture as “an extension of my work to support children’s health as First Lady.” The cooking show is primarily aimed at children and will feature Michelle alongside some colorful puppets named Waffles and Mochi.

Michelle spoke about the new show on her Instagram, stating, “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 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.”

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Michelle revealed that this is the exact type of show that she wished was available when raising her daughters Malia and Sasha. Michelle said, “to be quite honest, I wish a program like this had been around when my girls were young.”

She also revealed that she hopes that this show will entertain families during the pandemic as she is aware that the past year has been a struggle for many people. “ 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,” said Michelle. 

Netflix has revealed the show's plot and has revealed that Michelle will be playing a shopkeeper in the new series. A Netflix press release states, “With the help of friendly new faces like Mrs. Obama, the supermarket owner, and a magical flying shopping cart as their guide, Waffles and Mochi blast off on global ingredient missions.”

Michelle Obama in "Waffles + Mochi"

(Image credit: Netflix)

Netflix also revealed that the series will feature various famous chefs and celebrities. A Netflix press release states that the stars of the show will be “cooking up recipes with everyday ingredients alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, kids, and celebrities.”

Fans are extremely excited to see the former First Lady in this new role, and many parents are eager to watch this new show with their children. One fan said, “OMFG yesssss!!! I’ll be checking this out with my daughter!” Other fans also expressed their excitement about watching the show despite not having any children. “29 years-old with no children, but I will definitely be watching,” said one fan.

"Waffles + Mochi" premieres on Tuesday, March 16, on Netflix and will consist of 10 episodes. It may be aimed at children, but we will certainly be tuning in to see what the former FLOTUS whips up!

Michelle Obama in "Waffles + Mochi"

(Image credit: Netflix)
Laura Harman

Laura is the Entertainment Editor for woman&home who primarily covers television, film, and celebrity news. Laura loves drinking and eating and can often be found trying to get reservations at London's trendiest restaurants. When she's not wining and dining, Laura can also be found travelling, baking, and hiking with her dog.