Fabrique Artisanale Kura de Bourgogne

The first craft factory of Japanese sake and raw condiments in France. Japanese tradition and authenticity, Burgundy know-how and modernity.

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Fabrique Artisanale Kura de Bourgogne

<p>                                                      <img alt="Sticker-01-1479755710" height="181" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370696/sticker-01-1479755710.png" width="181"></p> <p> <strong><img alt="Titre-anglais-1-1479732606" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370497/Titre-Anglais-1-1479732606.png"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"> Kura de Bourgogne is the first craft factory for traditional Japanese condiments and sakes. For the first time, I, a French guy, lover of Japan and gastronomy, chose to produce the basics of Japanese traditional cuisine, located in the heart of Burgundy and using exclusively local equipment, know-how and european ingredients.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="Titre-anglais-2-1479732628" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370498/Titre-anglais-2-1479732628.png"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"> Having lived for several years in Japan, I could learn about the local cuisine and deepen my knowledge of its basic ingredients. Back in Europe I started as a beer homebrewer in 2012, and then started to brew sake and produce Japanese condiments in 2015. Why not just a sake brewery? Because everything goes together, all these condiments and sake are based a similar process and one  fundamental ingredient: rice.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="Drapeaux-1479755781" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370697/Drapeaux-1479755781.jpg"></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="Titre-anglais-3-1479732649" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370499/Titre-anglais-3-1479732649.png"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr">                                                                                   <img alt="Koji-1479755813" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370698/Koji-1479755813.jpg"></p> <p dir="ltr"> Kôji is a foundation of ancestral Japanese cooking tradition. My kôji is made from a specific selected variety of rice, organically produced in Italy, that is fermented with a gentle fungus, aspergillus orizae, for 2 days. At Kura de Bourgogne, I use kôji to prepare miso paste and sake. Kôji is rich in vitamins, natural starch, enzymes and sugar. Kôji used to be the main source of sugar in Japan and is used for teriyaki, yakitori and in many ways to accommodate chicken and other meats. Enzymes are famous to help conservation and making the fiber more tender.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="Titre-anglais-4-1479732670" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370500/Titre-anglais-4-1479732670.png"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"> Miso paste is obtained through the long fermentation and maturation, up to 5 years, of a basic mix of kôji, soja and salt, with some variations using whole rice or barley. I use only organic rice (Italy) and organic soja (France South-East) and Guérande Salt (Brittany). Miso is of great importance in Japanese culinary culture. Miso has long been recognized for its nutritional value and as a probiotic. Its maturation depends on environmental and weather conditions, with a different taste every year. Miso is an ideal condiment for soups, vegetables and salad dressings.</p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="Misoensaloir-1479755832" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370699/MisoEnSaloir-1479755832.jpg"></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p> <img alt="Titre-anglais-6-1479732696" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370501/Titre-anglais-6-1479732696.png"></p> <p dir="ltr">                                                                                       <img alt="Sakebottles-1479755922" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370701/SakeBottles-1479755922.jpg"></p> <p dir="ltr"> High-quality rice and water are essential to the production of a good sake, the ancestral Japanese rice wine. The production of sake includes four major steps: preparation of rice (polishing, washing and cooking), production of kôji, fermentation and conditioning (pressing, maturing &amp; bottling). Kura de Bourgogne applies these steps, all done in Burgundy.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p> <strong><img alt="Titre-anglais-7-1479732712" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370502/Titre-anglais-7-1479732712.png"> </strong></p> <p dir="ltr"> Sake kasu are the lees collected at the end of the fermentation of sake. Kasu are the solids resulting from the final pressing of sake. Sake kasu is used to marinate vegetables and meats. In Japan, Sake kasu is used to bring a special taste to numerous dishes, and in particular grilled fish. Sake kasu is a very rich and precious food: it contains the fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals of rice but also the ferments and enzyles resulting from the natural fermentation during the production of sake.</p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="Miso-1479755986" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370702/Miso-1479755986.jpg"></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p> <img alt="Titre-anglais-8-1479732725" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370503/Titre-anglais-8-1479732725.png"></p> <p dir="ltr"> Kura means “workshop” or “craft workshop” in Japanese. I wanted to keep the authenticity and “craft” values attached to the traditional Japanese gastronomy, although adding a pinch of French know-how.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="Paysagebrionnaisbusseuil-1479756017" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370703/PaysageBrionnaisBusseuil-1479756017.jpg"></p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> In the middle of the Charolais country, in the village of Poisson, the natural and green environment is unique and ideal to produce natural Japanese cooking products/ clear air, high-quality water, silence and quiet will make the Kura De Bourgogne a really unique and extraordinary place.</p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="Paysagebrionnais-1479756059" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370705/PaysageBrionnais-1479756059.jpg"></p>

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<p dir="ltr"> The samples I presented thanks to my first test have been adopted by the Japanese community in France. I now hope to reach the wider community of Japan lovers et chefs. I will have a booth at the Japan Touch show in Lyon on december 11&amp;12th, come and see us! But nothing is better than crowdfunding to reach you and launch the craft production.</p> <p dir="ltr">  </p> <p dir="ltr"> <img alt="Hduensemencement-1479756656" height="185" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370712/HDUEnsemencement-1479756656.jpg" width="134"></p> <p> For production I need to buy a larger kôji incubator and two stainless steel tanks for fermentation and maturation of sake.</p> <p> <img alt="Cuves-1479756248" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370706/Cuves-1479756248.jpg"></p> <p> I also need to purchase an initial stock of rice, soja and salt and wait for the maturation of miso for the next 6 months.</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="De_penses_kura-1479734264" height="345" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370522/De_penses_Kura-1479734264.png" width="345"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Those represent my first objective of 3000€  to start production. Hopefully thanks to you we can certainly do better, and thansk to your support and purchase of rewards, we can reach the goal of 5000€ to enable the purchase of hydraulic press, and even better to get a larger rice vapor cooker with 7000€.<img alt="Paliers-1479734284" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370523/Paliers-1479734284.png"></p> <p>  </p> <p> Thanks for your support!</p> <p>  </p> <p> <img alt="Bandeaums-1479756543" src="https://d3v4jsc54141g1.cloudfront.net/uploads/project_image/image/370708/BandeauMS-1479756543.jpg"></p>

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