This episode is part of a special series in collaboration with Gastronomica: The Journal for Food Studies <>, guest hosted by Gastronomica editorial collective member Lisa Haushofer. 

Adrienne Bitar investigates the many miracle food cures for COVID-19 that continue to circulate on social media, drawing from her piece that appears in the current issue’s Dispatches section. By analyzing the so-called Israeli lemon baking soda tea and Yoruba pepper stew miracle cures, she explores the changing role of authority, food, and new media during this pandemic.

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