Michelle Obama's new Netflix show is 'all about good food'
Former First Lady Michelle Obama is set to launch a new show on Netflix. This is a part of a deal Obamas' production company, Higher Ground Productions, signed with the streaming giant in 2018. Titled Waffles + Mochi, the cookery show stars and is executive produced by the lady herself, as she embarks on "global ingredient missions" accompanied by the puppets, Waffles and Mochi.
Michelle announced the show, focused on children's diet, yesterday on Instagram, stressing on its importance in these times. The series will premiere on March 16 and "it's all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it," reads the announcement. "In many ways, this show is an extension of my work to support children's health as First Lady," she observed.
Michelle had started many initiatives concerning healthcare during her husband's presidential tenure. Let's Move!, which was launched in 2010, allowed educators, community leaders, medical professionals, parents, and others to discuss a solution to childhood obesity within a generation. Through this public health campaign, she had tried to convince big corporations to go slow on salt, sugar, and fat in the American food system.
As per the political figure herself, the show attempts to "bring a bit of light and laughter to homes around the world," not only through entertainment but also via a collaboration with PHA News "to get fresh ingredients to families in need across the country so they can cook together at home." Not just the 57-year-old, Netflix also dropped some information about the show.
"Whether they're picking potatoes in the Andes of Peru, sampling spices in Italy, or making Miso in Japan, these curious explorers uncover the wonder of food and discover every meal is a chance to make new friends," said Netflix in its tweet. Apart from Waffles + Mochi, the Obamas have several upcoming projects on Netflix including Exit West, Satellite, Tenzig and The Young Wife.