Steven Genack

Steven Genack has worked at OU Kosher for nearly ten years with a specialty in ingredients. He is an attorney and former editor of a newspaper who continues to contribute articles to numerous Jewish publications. During a summer session at Harvard University, one of the disciplines he studied was journalism. He is the author of an upcoming book relating to his family’s Torah. He has a wide array of interests including playing tennis, golf and basketball and reading biographies and memoirs. He has worked with special needs children in the past and feels passionate about their causes. He is currently working on a few books.

The Tortilla Wrap Hack

Inspired by a Tiktok posting, the “tortilla wrap hack” is the newest trend in light meal preparation. Creating a kosher wrap in this fashion has never been easier. When first introduced it received over 2 billion views on Tiktok. This new wrap also coincides with the fact that Mexican based food has returned as a […]

Creating a Kosher for Passover Certified Product 

What Is Kosher for Passover? Every year, OU Kosher certifies thousands of products with a special OU-P (P for Passover). The OU-P symbol indicates that all the ingredients have been investigated for their Passover status, the production equipment has been judged to be Passover-compliant, and an OU inspector was present for a special Passover production. […]

The Explosion of Hot Cocoa Bombs

Making kosher hot cocoa bombs has never been easier. Hot cocoa bombs, or hot chocolate cocoa bombs have become a social media tour de force. On TikTok, the hashtag #hotchocolatebombs has been used more than 181 million times and on Instagram the hashtag #hotchocolatebombs has over 167,000 posts. What is the cause of such hysteria? […]

Living In A Sustainable World

Food sustainability speaks to the notion that by year 2050 there will be 9.7 billion people in the world who need to be fed and asks how will the mechanics in place needed to produce this food not hurt the environment. It’s also concerned with not depleting earth’s water supply. One example of a company […]

Enjoy Your Kosher Breakfast With These New Products  

OU kosher certified companies have released a slew of new breakfast-type products. These products cover a wide gamut in terms of taste and choice. For instance, General Mills has unveiled a new keto-friendly cereal, Nestle and Aldi have come out with new creative tastes for their coffee creamers, Skinny Mix introduced sugar free coffee syrups, […]

Stocking A Kosher “Pantry”

For all intents and purposes, the second wave of Covid-19 has arrived. That being the case, there are two primary reasons to stock up on kosher food in one shopping excursion. First, manufacturer’s supply chains can be negatively affected. By stocking up on kosher food you can become immune to this. Second, to avoid unnecessary […]

Being Kosher And Healthy

According to an ADM report, as 2021 approaches, consumers will be focused on health and wellness, thus putting nutrition at the forefront. OU Kosher has hyper-specialized companies focused on nutrition. When taking a holistic approach towards the foods and beverages we eat, the benefits can be extraordinary. In Covid times, looking to strengthen the immune […]

Kosher Hard Seltzer: The New Option In Alcoholic Beverages

Hard seltzer is in vogue and it is easy to see why. This carbonated, flavored, low-alcohol drink is highly delectable. The alcohol contained in hard seltzer is typically made from fermented sugar, but it can also be made from fermented barley malt. Hard seltzers contain 4.5-7% alcohol by volume (ABV). Advantages of hard seltzer over […]

A Kosher Charcuterie Board

Currently, we find ourselves in the thralls of a pandemic. This being the case, time is of the essence. Compartmentalizing chores and responsibilities has become essential. Preparing meals all the time can be arduous. An option is to take advantage of a kosher charcuterie board where in a small amount of time you can tastefully […]

Kosher Plant-Based Foods

Plant-based products are now able to closely mimic the taste and texture of meat and dairy items. However, unlike meat and dairy items, plant-based products are not animal-based, rather they draw their form and taste from fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils, whole grains, legumes, or beans. Although “plants” are usually classified as Kosher from the […]