Take Home

COPENHAGEN, April 20, 2014 (AFP) – A Danish website is turning private homes into take-away restaurants by letting users advertise what they are cooking, when and for what price. “Sometimes I only put one serving up for sale, sometimes up to 20. It depends on what I’m making and how much time I have,” said Ana Teresa Salas, a 32-year-old consultant from Copenhagen.

The website, Dinnersurfer.dk, is sometimes described as a restaurant version of the popular lodging site Airbnb, on which homeowners make their spare rooms or unoccupied dwellings available to paying lodgers for a fee.

And just like on Airbnb, the cost to consumers is often considerably less than if they had used a professional service — with the added benefit that many of the homemade dishes may be healthier than the greasy fare typically available at take-out counters.

“It sounded exciting. I make food for my family every day anyway, and I always make too much,” said Salas, who sells her food on the website two to three times a week.

“On weekdays I try to make food that’s healthy, without too much starch and fat,” she added.

On most days she makes food inspired by her father’s Argentinian ba