Michelle Obama is set to hit our screens in a new Netflix children’s food show.
Called Waffles + Mochi, the show stars a pair of puppets who dream of becoming chefs. They travel around the world making new dishes, occasionally accompanied by the former first lady.
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Obama wrote on Instagram: "It’s all about good food: discovering it, cooking it, and of course, eating it. These two will take us on adventures all around the world to explore new ingredients and try out new recipes. Kids will love it, but I know that adults will also get plenty of laughs — and some tips for the kitchen.
"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."
Waffles + Mochi will hit Netflix on March 16. If you can’t wait until then, here are some shows that teach children about food…
1. Cooking with Cosi
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In 2017, 11-year-old Constantine Elworthy did what all kids do these days - he started a YouTube channel! However, rather than gaming like so many of his peers, he set up Cooking with Cosi - a cooking channel that encourages kids to get into the kitchen. The young cook says that kids should be taught how to make basic meals (with the help of a grown-up) so that, by the time they hit their teenage years, they can get into more "adventurous recipes".
Watch on YouTube
2. Junior Bake Off
Children will be on the edge of their seats watching Junior Bake Off, wondering which of the youngsters in the tent will be crowned star baker each episode. While it’s ostensibly a competition much like the grown-up version, the fun format (hosted by comedian Harry Hill, and judges Liam Charles and Ravneet Gill) will teach kids the art of making bread, cake and all their favourite sweet treats.
Watch on All4.
3. Cookie Monster’s Foodie Truck
For this segment on Sesame Street, the Cookie Monster and his co-star Gonger run their own food truck. Every episode, they get a request to whip up a new recipe, such as corn bread, pumpkin soup or apple pie. The recipes are very easy to follow along with, and the fuzzy monsters chat about nutrition and where ingredients come from too.
Watch on YouTube.