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Michelle Obama is launching a cooking show on Netflix

Posted February 9, 2021 9:58 a.m. EST

— Former First Lady Michelle Obama is launching a kid-centric cooking show on Netflix.

Obama will be a star and an executive producer of "Waffles + Mochi," which will be available for streaming starting March 16. Geared toward a younger audience, it will feature two puppets, aptly named Waffles and Mochi, and Obama as a supermarket owner. The show will chronicle their journey as they try to become chefs.

"With the help of friendly new faces like the supermarket owner, Mrs. Obama, and a magical flying shopping cart as their guide, Waffles and Mochi 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," Netflix said in a statement describing the premise of the show.

This is just one of the former First Lady's many media ventures. Her "Becoming" documentary is already on Netflix, and in 2020, she launched a new podcast. Barack and Michelle Obama's Higher Ground Productions has a multi-year production deal with Netflix.

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