Winner, Best Book in Japan by the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards, Harvest Niseko is More than a cook book.
There's often a direct relationship between chef and farmer in Niseko that adds a special significance and quality to the dining experiences on offer here. When long-time local chef Tess Stomski decided to dig a little deeper and learn more about these connections, she uncovered an incredible world of stories surrounding the lives of local farmers and what goes on behind the scenes of Niseko's now-famous food industry.
In this world a young “natural-cultivation” farmer massages and sings to his tomatoes; an older farmer extracts extra flavour and sweetness from his carrots by storing them under the snow in winter; and a rice farmer introduces ducklings to his paddies in spring to organically control insects, before selling them as ducks to high-end restaurants in autumn.
Uncovers an incredible world of local farmers' stories and behind the scenes of Niseko's famous food industry.
These stories and many more form the foundation of Tess's four-year labour of love – exquisite new recipe book Harvest Niseko. The book's 100 recipes have been created in collaboration with Chisato Amagai, another local chef and colleague at Tess's catering company Niseko Gourmet.
Dishes are easy-to-cook modern Japanese, with some taking inspiration from French, Italian or Asian cuisine but incorporating local ingredients. If you set yourself up with Tess's suggested pantry it's very easy to go out to your local supermarket wherever you live and cook up an authentic Niseko-inspired Japanese meal.
- Kristian Lund, PowderLife Magazine
Harvest Niseko will now represent Japan on the world stage at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Yantai China in May 2018.
The Gourmand World Cookbook Awards is recognized as the Oscars of the culinary industry. Founded in 1995 by Edouard Cointreau, the fifth generation of the French liqueur Cointreau family, the annual event gives awards to the best food and wine books, printed or digital, and food television programs from across the globe.
To purchase a copy contact Tess at email@example.com or +81 80 1978 6825
Harvest Niseko is now available at the following retailers
Online at Amazon Japan
Hill of Content Bookshop
Books for Cooks
Whileaway Bookshop and Cafe
Cocoroya Gift Shop, Hirafu
Green Farm Cafe, Hirafu
Explore Niseko, Odin Place
Hilton Art Create Gift Shop, Hilton Niseko Village
Izone Style, Odin Place, Hirafu
Izone Village, Niseko Vilage
Kanro no mori, Kombu
Kutchan Tourist Association, Kutchan
Landmark View, Hirafu
Lucky Supermarket, Kutchan
Mick's Niseko, Hirafu
Niseko Photography, The Basement, Hirafu
Niseko Supermarket and Deli, Hirafu
Nissindo Bookstore, Kutchan
Pension Cotton Farm, Annupuri
Rakuichi Soba, Annupuri
Sekka Lab, Kutchan
Seven Eleven Niseko Town and Kutchan
Ski Japan, Hirafu
Sprout Coffee Shop, Kutchan
The Orchards Clubhouse, Kabayama
TY Mode, Kutchan
White Rock Cafe, Kutchan
Yukara Gift Shop, Hirafu
Brooklyn Parlor, Akarenga Terrace