A meeting point for all those who love distinctiveness and excellent craftsmanship.
Having a flair for something is often a deliberate and consistent choice: while futile love is transient, fiery passion is made to last. So, if you’re a true foodie, eating sushi made out of Atlantic bonito once a week, and buying your lettuce exclusively from the toothless farmer at the farmer’s market isn’t quite enough: a real flair for good food starts in the kitchen pantry and ends in the closet.
But there’s no need to go as far as wearing sweaters made from hamburgers: there’s a place in Turin where foodies can find all the accessories they need in order to satisfy their gourmet appetite with a touch of originality. It’s called Binario Undici and it’s a metropolitan repository of little gems, unique pieces, handmade goodies and mouth-watering jewellery: from cookie earrings to smartphone cases with prints of colourful macaroons – this is where true foodies can find purses and scarves exactly to their taste. Food comes in endless shapes and forms, but even those who prefer a drink won’t be missing out with a flask featuring a blonde beauty from the 1950s.
Your hosts at Binario Undici are Annalisa and Andrea, stylist and photographer, and partners in both their private and their professional life: she’s from Rome, he’s from Siena, and Turin’s San Salvario district is the place they chose in order to present their own creations as well as objects by artisans and manufacturers they love.
Guaranteed smiles and friendly chats provide a pleasant and indispensable shopping experience. And just in case there’s still someone who doesn’t quite buy your foodie credentials: with a candy clutch bag you’ll convince even your greatest sceptics.
Guest blogger: Mariachiara Montera – www.thechefisonthetable.it