In 2004 Rob Silverstone began a series of books about Sussex and Normandy, published by Pegasus of Cambridge. Each one contains 60 black and white photographs to complement the text. 'A Mule in Rouen - A Discovery of Upper Normandy', was followed by 'A Mule in Brighton - A Taste of The Downs. Finally, 'A Mule Across the Water', devoted to the shared culinary heritage of both regions. In 2019 the series finally went out of print, but copies may still be found in second hand bookshops.
"Follow the old Mule as he continues his journey into hidden corners of Sussex and Upper Normandy. Land and sky turned upside down at the shrine to Indian soldiers. Saucepans bubbling in a château kitchen to the sound of hungry geese. Scale the headlands of each coastline and smell the verdant pasture, bicycle wheels spinning in the sun. Unearth pearls in scallop shells and lobster at Selsey harbour, apples from Seddlescombe and cider from St Saire. Enjoy a sole on Pourville beach where Monet sketched the cliff tops, crank the winch on Hastings Stade and haul the catch home. Raise a glass of Breaky Bottom to life beyond the supermarket. Real food, slow food, a little local treat."
'Votre livre est une oeuvre originale, mêlant à la fois photographies en noir et blanc de ces terroirs, associés à leurs histoires gastronomiques respectives, et je vous en félicite.'
Michel Guérard, 3 Michelin star chef of Les Prés d’Eugénie in the Landes district of France. World famous author of ‘Cuisine Minceur'.
You can contact Rob by email - firstname.lastname@example.org