How Do You Feed A Puppet? Waffles + Mochi Figured It Out

Samin Nosrat offers a bite to Waffles (not pictured: Waffles’s internal “esophagus” mechanism that’s connected to a doggy bag).
Photo: Adam Rose/Netflix

How do you feed a puppet?

That was the first question that came to mind as I watched Waffles + Mochi, Netflix’s delightful new children’s series made by Barack and Michelle Obama’s Higher Ground Productions. A giddy, energetic mix of Sesame Street and Salt Fat Acid Heat, the show’s ten episodes follow the titular Waffles and Mochi (a waffle-yeti hybrid and a sentient sticky-rice ball, respectively) as they travel the world learning about different foods and

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