What Women Ate is creating a feminist food web series
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Hilarious, informative, and subversive, WHAT WOMEN ATE is a new digital show hosted by food writer and history nerd Megan Giller, 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!

The first three episodes are LIVE (youtube.com/channel/UCRl9dvaAtYfPAlaJwj5pvPw), and now we're working on more, one episode per month to be exact. So many historical women ate delicious and bizarre things: Frida Kahlo, Anne Frank, Sacagawea, and more. Join us on our journey to explore their worlds, and their diets!

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. On this project she's partnering with all-stars like comedy writer and director Katherine Knowles (best known for writing Sky TV’s Mile High, which was the number 1 show in Australia) and editor Amy Peters (who has won an Emmy!) as well as other talented and hilarious women.

Tiers
Behind-the-Scenes Content
$1 or more per month
-Access to outtakes, alternative scenes, and silly gifs we've made

-Our everlasting love and gratitude


Early Access
$2 or more per month
-Everything else plus...

-Access to past scripts with director's notes

-Early access to all future episodes

Sneak Peeks
$5 or more per month
-Everything else plus...

-Sneak peeks of the scripts we're writing

-Sneak peeks of the animations we're working on

Video Description Credits
$20 or more per month
-Everything else plus...

-Your name in the description of our videos

On-Screen Credits
$30 or more per month
-Everything else plus...

-Your name on the screen at the end of our videos

Goals
11 of 200 patrons
When I reach 200 patrons per month, I'll start donating 5% of my earnings to Planned Parenthood.
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Hilarious, informative, and subversive, WHAT WOMEN ATE is a new digital show hosted by food writer and history nerd Megan Giller, 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!

The first three episodes are LIVE (youtube.com/channel/UCRl9dvaAtYfPAlaJwj5pvPw), and now we're working on more, one episode per month to be exact. So many historical women ate delicious and bizarre things: Frida Kahlo, Anne Frank, Sacagawea, and more. Join us on our journey to explore their worlds, and their diets!

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. On this project she's partnering with all-stars like comedy writer and director Katherine Knowles (best known for writing Sky TV’s Mile High, which was the number 1 show in Australia) and editor Amy Peters (who has won an Emmy!) as well as other talented and hilarious women.

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Tiers
Behind-the-Scenes Content
$1 or more per month
-Access to outtakes, alternative scenes, and silly gifs we've made

-Our everlasting love and gratitude


Early Access
$2 or more per month
-Everything else plus...

-Access to past scripts with director's notes

-Early access to all future episodes

Sneak Peeks
$5 or more per month
-Everything else plus...

-Sneak peeks of the scripts we're writing

-Sneak peeks of the animations we're working on

Video Description Credits
$20 or more per month
-Everything else plus...

-Your name in the description of our videos

On-Screen Credits
$30 or more per month
-Everything else plus...

-Your name on the screen at the end of our videos