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Food + puppets + a former first lady, all together on Netflix

  • COURTESY NETFLIX
                                Michelle Obama with her co-stars, a bee named Busy, little pink Mochi and Waffles (note the ears).

    COURTESY NETFLIX

    Michelle Obama with her co-stars, a bee named Busy, little pink Mochi and Waffles (note the ears).

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 new show, “Waffles + Mochi,” launches March 16 and will be “all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it,” the former first lady posted on Instagram.

The 20-minute episodes will combine live action and puppets, and Obama will be a series regular.

The show centers on two friends who dream of becoming chefs and travel across the world looking for ingredients and learning to cook.

“Kids will love it, but I know that adults will also get plenty of laughs — and some tips for the kitchen,” Obama wrote.

“In many ways, this show is an extension of my work to support children’s health as first lady — and to be quite honest, I wish a program like this had been around when my girls were young.”

The show is produced by Higher Ground Productions, the production company owned by Obama and her husband, former President Barack Obama, under their multiyear agreement with Netflix. The former first lady is also host of “The Michelle Obama Podcast” on Spotify.

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