Waffles + Mochi Creators on Working With Michelle Obama and Breaking the Rules of Kids’ Shows

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As someone with a deep appreciation for food culture, children’s media, and Michelle Obama, I responded to news of Waffles + Mochi, the new kids show produced by and featuring the former first lady, with a lot of exclamation points and heart-eye emojis. The show’s title refers to the two puppet stars, who escape the Land of Frozen

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10 Throwback Cooking Shows You Forgot You Loved

While Food Network still has many great shows, there are others that fans miss dearly. Hopefully, many of these old favorites will be on Discovery+.

Food Network has been in business for nearly three decades, and the channel has steadily grown into the premiere destination for food celebrities. From intense professional chef challenges to relaxing home cooking shows, there’s always something entertaining happening on Food Network.

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While the network still has many great shows, there are others that fans miss dearly. Even kids of the 1990s and 2000s

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‘Selena + Chef,’ ‘The Pioneer Woman,’ and How the Pandemic Made Cooking Shows Better

You don’t need me to point out how much COVID-19 took away from all of us in 2020, but in a bizarre twist, the challenges of quarantine might have inadvertently pushed one genre to the next tier of excellence. Cooking shows — whether hosted on Food Network, HBO Max, or YouTube channels — nimbly adjusted to home kitchens where chefs finally had to confront the reality home cooks faced every day. More than that, the format of cooking shows like Selena + Chef or Amy Schumer Learns to Cook helped professional chefs react on the fly to a novice’s

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Bangor chef shows off her skills on Food Network’s ‘Chopped’

The chef and co-owner of the Fiddlehead Restaurant in Bangor, Chef Melissa Chaiken, competed in the Comfort Food Feud round featuring mac and cheese.

BANGOR, Maine — “Chopped” is a popular cooking show that airs on Food Network. Several chefs from Maine have competed on it, and one from Bangor cooked on Tuesday’s episode.

Chef Melissa Chaiken is the chef and co-owner of the Fiddlehead Restaurant in Bangor.

Chaiken grew up in Japan and came to Maine to study history at Colby College. She learned a lot of her skills from her Asian family and truly found her passion shadowing

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