Michelle Obama's mission of encouraging kids to eat healthier is getting a worldwide spin - and a couple of puppet allies. The previous first lady is launching a kids' cooking show on Netflix as a part of the assembly deal between Netflix and therefore the production company she founded together with her husband, former president Barack Obama.
In addition to producing "Waffles + Mochi," which debuts March 16, she'll play the proprietor of a "whimsical supermarket" that employs the titular puppets, who are best friends and aspiring chefs. "I'm excited for families and youngsters everywhere to hitch us on our adventures as we discover, cook, and eat delicious food from everywhere the planet ," she wrote during a tweet on Tuesday.
About this show she write of her twitter I’m beyond thrilled to share that on March 16, I’ll be launching a replacement show on @Netflix called Waffles + Mochi! I'm excited for families and youngsters everywhere to hitch us on our adventures as we discover, cook, and eat delicious food from everywhere the planet .
Netflix described the 10-episode series as "the culinary adventure of a lifetime" during which the characters hop aboard a magical handcart to hunt out ingredients everywhere the planet . "Whether they're picking potatoes within the Andes of Peru, sampling spices in Italy, or making miso in Japan, these curious explorers uncover the wonder of food and find out every meal may be a chance to form new friends," the streaming service says.
And there'll be many opportunities for cameos by the type of A-listers that Obama famously counts as her own pals: Netflix says the show will feature "renowned chefs, home cooks, kids and celebrities" helping the duo.
The project amplifies several causes Obama has long championed. At the White House, she encouraged kids to eat healthier as a part of her "Let's Move" initiative. and she or he has promoted a worldwide approach to empowering children , including founding the women Opportunity Alliance to market education. Obama suggested the show would also address children living in poverty.