Airbnb is Trying to Make the Dinner Table Even More Awkward

They call it the 'sharing economy.' You get to share something in your life, say a car, and get a teensy bit of money for your trouble. The company who facilitates the sharing gets an absolute boatload of money. Everybody wins! One of the first websites to start this trend was Airbnb, a site that allows you to turn random rooms in your house into a hotel. Now Airbnb have turned their communal eye toward supper time.

In addition to having a stranger in your bed, you can now have a stranger at your dinner table. The new service gives home chefs the ability to ply their trade in front of an impartial audience, namely that weird dude who hasn't left the spare bedroom in three days. You get some, hopefully positive, reinforcement. They get some, hopefully edible, grub. Airbnb gets more money. Again, everybody wins!

Of course, if you are the type that travels a lot, it would be really cool to taste some truly local cuisine wherever you go, so the idea does have some merit.

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