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.
Michelle will host a cooking show
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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The Obamas just won’t go away
Former President Obama on Tuesday shared a message on Twitter encouraging Americans to get the coronavirus vaccine while addressing misinformation that has circulated about vaccinations.
“There is a lot of disinformation out there, but here’s the truth: You should get a COVID vaccine as soon as it’s available to you. It could save your life—or a loved one’s,” Obama wrote, while linking to a New York Times op-ed.
The article outlined the distrust within the Black community concerning the COVID-19 vaccine and shared the opinions of 60 National Academy of Medicine members who all encouraged Black Americans to get vaccinated.
“We feel compelled to make the case that all Black Americans should get vaccinated to protect themselves from a pandemic that has disproportionately killed them at a rate 1.5 times as high as white Americans in cases in which race is known — a rate that is most likely very conservative,” the op-ed reads.
Obama, along with former Presidents George W. Bush and Clinton, offered in December to get his coronavirus vaccine publicly to enforce the idea that the inoculation is safe and to encourage other Americans to get the shot.