Steven Genack

Steven Genack has worked for 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 college, he took a summer session at Harvard University where he studied journalism and screenwriting. 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.

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 […]

Plant-Based Burgers, Oat Milk And Snacks

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 […]

Pumpkins Are All The Rage

Pumpkins and pumpkin flavored products all the rage this time of the year. On shelves in the supermarket, you will find many products made with pumpkin or “Pumpkin (Pie) Spice” (which has no pumpkin in it but is a common ingredient in pumpkin pie and pumpkin spice cake) and others made with pumpkin itself. To […]

CSAs: Get The Vegetables At The Farm

Harvest-time is in full-swing at many farms throughout the country. While the term “harvest” is usually associated with farmers, “community supported agriculture” (CSA) brings the consumer and farmer together whereby they both share a stake in the farm. Consumers can purchase a share in a farm (usually) on a quarterly basis and pick up their […]

Enhance Your Spirituality With A Pressure Cooker

If you frequently find yourself rushing erev Shabbos and Yom Tov then the addition of a pressure cooker could be a solution. It takes up little space, yet can prepare involved recipes in a short amount of time. I spoke with Sharon Matten, the author of Shabbos Under Pressure (copyright 2019 and published with Feldheim), which is […]

Air Fryers: Make The Food You Want, Just In A Healthier Way

Air fryers are becoming ever so popular in many households. Sales are on the rise, as they offer a nearly oil-free cooking experience. NPD, a market research firm, released a study that they had conducted from late May 2017 through mid-March 2019 indicating that close to 10 million items were sold, 4 million of which […]

Two OU Kosher Restaurants Enduring The Covid-19 Stress: Papagaio In Jerusalem And Dougie’s In Woodbourne

Some of the best years of my life took place at summer camps in the mountains and yeshivas in Israel. Part of those experiences included going to bustling restaurants in Woodbourne, where pizza, knishes and hot pretzels were always part of the trip and in Israel where I would meet family and friends at overcrowded […]

Six Thirteen: An OU Kosher Restaurant In Stamford, Connecticut

In our continuing series of visiting OU Kosher restaurants during Covid-19, I spoke with Six Thirteen, a restaurant in Stamford, Connecticut. With many states experiencing a spike in cases, it’s ever relevant to know that where you are going to dine is safe. On the subject of eating out, New York Times restaurant critic Tom […]

An Inside View of Burnt Offerings: An OU Kosher Restaurant in Las Vegas

In this week’s installment of our series of visiting OU Kosher restaurants throughout the country operating under the stress of Covid-19, we speak to the owner of a restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada. The story behind the creation of the restaurant Burnt Offerings is one of serendipity. Two women hailing from two different continents meet […]

OU Kosher Restaurants: Mike’s Bistro NYC and La Gondola, Beverly Hills

Kosher restaurants like many businesses, continue to navigate through a morass of uncertainty. And every community has its own array of rapidly changing policies. In this series, we’ll be connecting with OU Kosher food establishments around the country to see how they’re handling the new realities of running their businesses under the stress of Covid-19. […]