About the Show
Hilarious, informative, and subversive, WHAT WOMEN ATE is a new digital show hosted by Megan Giller, food writer and history nerd, who looks at history from the perspective of the kitchen and the people who have always made meals happen: women. Along with a female comedian guest, Megan invites viewers into her modern-day kitchen, where we see the comedic duo rewrite culinary history through a feminist lens.
Each three-to-five-minute, scripted episode centers on one historical woman and what she ate: Virginia Woolf’s favorite fish, Queen Elizabeth’s beloved dessert, a 17th-century witch’s chocolate love spell, and more. As Megan and her guest use historically accurate recipes to cook and eat the very meal the featured woman ate, we learn how this woman and this dish shaped world herstory. It’s Drunk History meets Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee — but with women!
Meet the Team
Megan Giller (executive producer, co-writer, host)
Megan Giller is a food writer and the author of Bean-to-Bar Chocolate: America’s Craft Chocolate Revolution. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Slate, and Zagat, and her book has garnered features in Bon Appetit, America’s Test Kitchen, and Smithsonian magazine. She hosts luxury chocolate-tasting events, teaches classes at the Institute of Culinary Education and other locales, and judges at chocolate competitions. Follow her on Instagram at @chocolatenoise.
Katherine Knowles (producer, co-writer)
Katherine Knowles is best known for writing Sky TV’s Mile High, which was the number 1 show in Australia, as well as Newsjack (BBC Radio 4) and The National Lampoon’s Final Edition (I Heart Radio). She is currently developing work for Whoop! Inc. Katherine writes recipes and features for Food52 and The Village Voice. She trained at Cordon Bleu, then majored in English at Oxford — so writing about food is her personal sweet spot.
Christina Chou (producer, videographer)
Christina Chou is a producer with over a decade of experience in the business. Having started at MTV in the Series Production department, she also managed development for MTV’s TV Movies and Reality shows. She’s continued her success as a producer for nonfiction series and specials for major channels, networks and brands, including Complex Networks, Dell, ESSENCE, Ford, Fuse, Genius Kitchen, Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, MTV International, Samsung, Sony, VH1, Viceland, and Yahoo.
Amy Peters (editor)
Amy Peters is an Emmy award winning editor and producer of non-fiction and reality TV and documentary film with a solid background in production management and scripted narratives. She has produced projects that include the feature documentary No Cross, No Crown (2009) and the award-winning animated shorts Jack Quack (The Path) (2005) and Corporate Whore (2007). Recently she was an editor on Netflix's reboot of Queer Eye (2018) and produced and edited Las Vegas Law (2016) for Discovery ID and The Watch (2015) for Nat Geo.
Julia Evanczuk (animations)
Julia Evanczuk is a motion-graphics designer and animator. She has worked in-house and freelance for a range of creative and corporate projects since 2010, and she currently works as a Developer and Multimedia Editor for Hark, a full-service digital marketing agency. She studied marketing and film producing at New York University and is an alum of NYU ITP Camp, a crash-course, hands-on exploration of art, media, and technology.
MyLinh Bender (supervising post producer)
MyLinh Bender is is a producer of non-fiction and reality TV, documentary film, and streaming TV series. She has produced projects that include the upcoming feature documentary Our Medicine, Bravo’s upcoming series Flipping Exes, and History Channel’s American Ripper. Recently she worked on National Geographic’s Chain of Command and the original scripted series Lore for Amazon and is currently producing a new talk show featuring Nico Tortorella from TV Land's hit dramedy series Younger.