Waffles and Mochi: Michelle Obama stars in new series

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Waffles + Mochi is the first Netflix project from former first lady Michelle Obama. The series sees Michelle Obama and puppets Waffle and Mochi embark on a worldwide food tour and along the way they are joined but some famous faces. Who is in the cast of Waffles + Mochi? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Who is in the cast of Waffles + Mochi?

Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama stars as herself in Waffles + Mochi on Netflix.

In the series, she runs a toy-town supermarket and is in charge of several staff, including a talking shelf called Shelfie, played by Taleia Gilliam and a talking mop named Steve, played by Diona Elise Burnett.

Obama also oversees a rooftop garden, frequently visited by a bee named Busy, played by Jonathan Kidder.

The synopsis for the series reads: “Once upon a thyme, deep in The Land of Frozen Food, lived two best friends named Waffles and Mochi with one shared dream: to become chefs!

“The only problem? Everything they cooked was made of ice. When these two taste-buddies are suddenly hired as the freshest employees of a whimsical supermarket, they’re ready for the culinary adventure of a lifetime.

“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, travelling to kitchens, restaurants, farms and homes all over the world, cooking up recipes with everyday ingredients alongside renowned chefs, home cooks, kids and celebrities.

“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. Waffles + Mochi is an exciting invitation to get kids and grown-ups cooking together in the kitchen and connecting to cultures around the globe.”

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Katie Leclerc

Katie Leclerc guest stars in episode one of Waffle + Mochi.

The Switched at Birth star appears to teach Waffles and Mochi a little sign language and show them around a deaf-owned pizzeria.

Tan France

Queer Eye’s Tan France dresses a potato in episode three of Waffles + Mochi.

In the episode, France is assisting Mochi + Waffle as they try to help the potato realise their inner beauty.

Kirby Howell-Baptiste

Killy Eve’s Kirby Howell-Baptiste stars in episode four of Waffles + Mochi.

In the episode, Howell-Baptiste joins Waffles + Mochi to learn about the science of pickling.

Common

US rapper Common and close friend of the Obama’s stars in episode five of Waffles + Michi.

In the episode, the plays a genealogy expert to tell the history of rice.

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Zach Galifianakis

Zach Galifianakis stars in the series a shop stockboy in episode seven to learn all about the history of Herbs and Spices

Galifianakis is best known for playing Alan in the Hangover film trilogy and appearing in the films Due Date and Birdman.

Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones guest stars in Waffles + Mochi as Cheryl from the Cheese Counter.

The Parks and Recreation star makes an appearance in episode seven to learn all about corn.

Gaten Matarazzo

Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo plays an electrician in Waffle + Mochi episode nine.

Jack Black

School of Rock legend Jack Black makes an appearance in episode 10 of Waffles + Mochi.

In the episode, he makes dumplings with Waffles + Mochi.

Lionel Ritchie

Lionel Ritchie makes a cameo appearance in Waffles + Mochi on Netflix.

He appears in the series finale, where Michelle asks him if he has arrived to “give us a sweet jam.”

Ritchie responds: “Well I brought some apricot” as the whole cast have a dance.

There are also several professional chefs in the series, including José Andrés, Pía León, Mashama Bailey, Motokichi Yukimura, Preeti Mistry and Samin Nosrat.

Garfunkel and Oates stars Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci have written and performed the soundtrack for Waffles + Mochi, one of which is performed by Sia.

Waffles + Mochi is streaming on Netflix now

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