A pop-up holiday market in Portsmouth NH
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WINTERALM is a Portsmouth NH pop-up Holiday Market in partnership with the owners of STREET, STREET’za, and b.bar that will bring the spirit of the German Christmas Markets to life. Our pop-up will give visitors the opportunity to stop by and enjoy the Gemütlichkeit of a holiday market, with specialties like Glühwein (hot spiced wine), Stollen, Lebkuchen, Flammbrot, and Schupfnudeln, all traditional and delicious specialties of the markets in Germany and the holidays! We will be selling baked goods and unique holiday items, decor objects and stocking stuffers.
We are open until 12/23:
Thursday & Friday 4-8pm
801 Islington Street, Portsmouth NH
– with Smoked Salmon & Chives
– with Bacon & Sprouts
– with Sauerkraut
Imported Gift Items from Germany
Glühwein, optionally with a Shot of Rum
Celebrating German Gemütlichkeit
Stollen is a traditional, cake-like fruit bread typically baked before Christmas during the Advent season. It has been reported for the first time in 1545. Back then the Advent season was a time of fasting, and bakers were not allowed to use butter, only oil, and the cake was tasteless and hard. This has changed! Today a yeast dough is heavily enriched with orange peel and candied citrus peel, raisins and almonds, and various spices such as cardamom and cinnamon. Butter is a must and many times you can find chunks of marzipan mixed in with all the ingredients.
Lebkuchen, a quintessential German treat during the holiday season, point all the way back to the 14th century. Catholics monks baked them with lots of honey, a variety of spices and nuts to add healing properties to this delicious sweet treat. Recipes vary by the amount of nuts used and the decoration. They can be chocolate covered, sugar coated or plain and always have a thin wafer as a base.
An essential ingredient is a hard to find spice mixture: Lebkuchengewürz. It contains anise, fennel, ginger, cardamom, coriander, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and allspice.
Probably the most well-known Lebkuchen are the Nürnberger Elisenlebkuchen.
Schupfnudeln, also called Fingernudeln (finger noodle), is the name of a type of dumpling or thick noodle in southern German and Austrian cuisine, similar to the more internationally familiar Italian gnocchi.
We will serve it with Sauerkraut and optionally Bratwurst.