Netflix‘s Waffles + Mochi continues to push the healthy eating agenda in a warm and furry kind of way. Check out the new kids show, meet the chefs and guests and even a ‘Tomato Recipe‘ for a bonus!
Netflix is not short on taking cooking shows and making them into an entertaining series to watch, over and over again. I can not tell you how many times I’ve watch Nailed It!, Sugar Rush and even some non-competitive shows such as, Salt Fat Acid Heat. Imagine my surprise when I turned on Waffles + Mochi to see my favorite Salt Fat Acid Heat chef, Sam Nosrat, as one of the chefs on the new series! Along with fun puppets, the brillant Michele Obama and famous chefs, the series also contains a slew of celebrity guests. Bonus, it even includes recipes to make with your little ones, like this tomato based recipe I shared below!
Meet Waffles + Mochi Chefs & Guests
Lets take a look at all the chefs, cast and guests that make an appearance in Waffles + Mochi:
Katie Leclerc is an actress known for her roles in The Big Bang Theory and Veronica Mars. She appears in episode 1 of Waffles + Mochi playing herself.
Lyric Lewis is an actress known for her roles in Baskets. She appears in episode 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 & 10 playing the Baker.
José Andrés is a Spanish-American chef, restaurateur, and founder of World Central Kitchen, a non-profit devoted to providing meals in the wake of natural disasters. He appears in episode 1 & 10 playing himself.
Samin Nosrat is an American chef, TV host and food writer. She is the author the James Beard Award–winning New York Times Bestselling cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat and host of a Netflix docu-series of the same name. She appears in episode 1 playing herself.
Kate Berlant is an American stand-up comedian, actress, and writer. Best known for her work in Search Party. She appears in episode 2, 5, 6 & 10 playing Salty & Umami.
John Early is an American comedian and actor, nown for his role as Elliot in Search Party. He appears in episode 2 & 10 playing Sour, Sweet, Bitter.
Momoko Nakamura is a Japanese women’s professional shogi player. She appears in episode 2 & 9 playing herself.
Bricia Lopez is a Mexican-American restaurateur and author. She appears in episode 2 playing herself.
Tan France is a British-Pakistani-American fashion designer, television personality, and author. He appears in episode 3 playing himself.
Amari McCoy is an actress, known for 9-1-1 (2018), Ernesto’s Manifesto (2019) and Fearless (2020). She appears in episode 3 as Narrator to “Antoine and the Potatoes”
Manuel Choqque Bravo is a Peruvian farmer who makes potato wine. He appears in episode 3 playing himself.
Pia Leon is a young chef born in Lima, Peru, who graduated from Le Cordon Bleu, Lima. She appears in episode 3 playing herself.
Bobak Ferdowsi is an American Flight engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He appears in episode 3 playing himself.
Kennedi Butler is an actress, known for True Detective (2014), Somewhere Between Arnold & Festus (2015) and Kids Say the Darndest Things (2019). She appears in episode 4 playing Kennedi.
Kirby Howell-Baptiste is an actress and writer from London. She appears in episode 4 playing herself.
Jessica Wang is a pickler. She appears in episode 4 playing herself.
Richard Parks III is the co-author of Guerrilla Tacos: Recipes from the Streets of L.A., and has written for Lucky Peach. He appears in episode 4 playing himself.
Gaten Matarazzo is an American actor known for his role as Dustin in Stranger Things. He appears in episode 5 playing Casey.
Eugenia Bone is a food and nature writer, cookbook author, master preserver. She appears in episode 5 playing herself.
Massimo Bottura is an Italian restaurateur and the chef patron of Osteria Francescana, a three-Michelin-star restaurant based in Modena, Italy. He appears in episode 5 & 6 playing himself.
Lincoln Bonilla is an actor, known for Station 19 (2018), Jane the Virgin (2014) and Coyote (2021). He appears in episode 6 playing himself.
Charlie Bottura is an Italian chef is deservedly famous as the owner of Osteria Francescana in Modena, Italy. He appears in episode 6 playing himself.
Chef Motokichi Yukimura is the man behind the famous restaurant known for making Japanese omelette. He appears in episode 6 playing himself.
Zach Galifinakis is an actor and comedian known for his role in The Hangover and Dale and Chip in Baskets. He appears in episode 7 playing Gus.
Ayush Rajmachikar is a young actor known for his role as Romey in The Kool School With Mr. Josh. He appears in episode 7 as Narrator of “The Story of Mint Toothpaste”
Preeti Mistry is a chef/owner of Juhu Beach Club in Oakland, CA. They appears in episode 7 playing themself.
Hamed Ahmadi is an Afghanistan refugee who opened Orient Experience restaurant in Venice, Italy. He appears in episode 7 playing himself.
Rashida Jones is an actress known for her role as Ann Perkins in Parks & Recreation. She appears in episode 8 playing Cheryl.
Lydia Martinez is a young actress with small roles in ABC’s What Would You Do. She appears in episode 8 as Narrator to “The Story of the Three Sisters”
Mashama Bailey is an American chef trained in French technique who is currently cooking Southern cuisine. She appears in episode 8 playing herself.
Common is an American rapper. He appears in episode 9 playing Mario Winston Rutherford.
Toshihiro Aomatsu is owner and chef of Ao Onigiri. He appears in episode 9 playing himself.
Michael Twitty is an African-American Jewish writer, culinary historian, and educator. He appears in episode 9 playing himself.
Jack Black is an American actor, comedian, and musician. He is known for his roles in the films High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, School of Rock & King Kong. He appears in episode 10 playing himself.
Lionel Richie is an American singer, songwriter, composer, record producer, actor, and television judge. He appears in episode 10 playing himself.
Netflix Waffles + Mochi Pasta with Cherry Tomato Recipe
Waffles + Mochi consists of 10 episode, with each episode having a food theme and a recipe to go along with it. Check out each episodes theme:
- Episode 1: Tomato
- Episode 2: Salt
- Episode 3: Potato
- Episode 4: Pickles
- Episode 5: Mushrooms
- Episode 6: Eggs
- Episode 7: Herbs & Spices
- Episode 8: Corn
- Episode 9: Rice
- Episode 10: Water
In episode one, which is based off the tomato, chef Sam Nosrat made this delicious Pasta with Cherry Tomato “Candy” and I thought I would share the recipe with you all to try with your young ones!