the confirmation bias

This blog has been a long time coming. Maybe I’ve been lazy, or lacking motivation…or maybe the thought of putting another ‘foodie!’ blog out into the world makes me wince (….extreme food photographs accompanied by creative grammar, and butter and bacon ‘philosophies’). BUT, here I am. Eating Terroni white pizza with smoked salmon, heirloom tomatoes & capers, mocking other people who eat white pizza with smoked salmon, etc. etc.

Allow me to begin this diatribe with a disclaimer in the form of psychological phenomena. While my intentions are to enlighten and inspire health, we are all slaves to our own psyches. At this point, I invite you to get out your encyclopedia and turn to ‘confirmation bias.’ (You should never believe something you read on a blog without some follow-up).

Confirmation bias: We tend to assume that our opinions/ beliefs are the result of yeeears of experience and the careful, objective sorting of facts and untruths. HOWEVER, psychology and google back me in saying that our opinions are the result of paying attention to information that confirms that which we already believe, and the rejection of information that challenges it. Just something to keep in mind.

I’ll be writing about my experiences in cooking, nutrition, and the lost art of feeding men.


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