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I'm using Google Reader to subscribe to a small handful of blogs. There's also the menu item Recommended items which often contains interesting and relevant stuff.

But Recommended items always contains something from some food blog or other even though I've never subscribed to any food blog and I consistently click that not interested footer button in the recommended items.

Why does Google keep pushing food blogs? How can I prevent that? I'm not interested in posts about mushroom quiche's or chili muffins, no matter how often I scroll past them.

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I wonder if maybe Google is using your search history and possibly the text of the e-mail you send & receive? Is food something you search for regularly or that you talk about? Or maybe someone in your household who uses your computer while you're logged into Google? –  Phong Apr 13 '12 at 17:54
    
Everyone has their own computer and Google account, so I don't think that my profile is "polluted". I never search for anything food-related except the occasional restaurant website. No recipe searches. –  Torben Gundtofte-Bruun Apr 16 '12 at 6:52
    
I've found myself in the same situation, and my friend as well. It's possible that, if you have a Google Plus account, Google looks at what your friends are interested in and assumes similar interests. That, or food is a default. –  Koviko Apr 24 '12 at 3:33
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