Michelle Obama to team up with puppets for a kids' food show
This image released by Netflix shows former first lady Michelle Obama with Busy, a bee puppet, left, Mochi, a pink round puppet, and Waffles, a furry puppet with waffle ears on the set of the children's series "Waffles + Mochi." Obama is launching the new Netflix children’s food show on March 16. (Adam Rose/Netflix via AP)
Mark Kennedy, The Associated Press
Published Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:03PM EST
NEW YORK - Michelle Obama is launching a Netflix children's food show with a pair of puppets "to bring a bit of light and laughter to homes around the world."
The former U-S first lady has posted on Instagram that the new show, called "Waffles + Mochi," launches March 16th and will be "all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it."
The 20-minute episodes will combine live action and puppets, and Obama will be a series regular.
The show centres on two best puppet friends who dream of becoming chefs and travel across the world looking for ingredients and making dishes "alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, kids and celebrities."
Obama writes that kids will love it, but adults will also get plenty of laughs -- and some tips for the kitchen.
She adds that in many ways, this show is an extension of her work to support children's health as first lady she wishes a program like this had been around when her two girls were young.
The show is produced by Higher Ground Productions, the production company owned by Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama.
In 2018, the Obamas signed a multi-year agreement with Netflix.
Michelle Obama released her Netflix documentary "Becoming" in May.
The former first lady is also host of "The Michelle Obama Podcast" on Spotify.