First of all, congratulations on your new dog. Much of what is below will also contribute to a great relationship with your lovely companion.
This is a lengthy reply, but I hope there is something here that will be of use to you.
There is a youtube vid. on loose leash walking that is worth watching that you could practice in your house and then back yard (or basement or garage). It does use food, but this may be where your steak can come in. (It uses a clicker if you are familiar with the use of it.)
I adopted a small dog a few years back who was very fearful, even of me. I could not touch him nor would he take any food from me and he was quite reactive on leash. The one thing he had in common with your husky was (and still is) that he loved to smell things. When he wasn't reacting to something, he was sniffing.
So, using the premack principle mentioned by Jeffaudio above, you can create a desired behaviour (the one you want) by asking the dog to do it first before being able to do the second behaviour (the one your dog wants to do). It is Commerce built on Trade. (Eat your veggies all up and you then can eat that nice bowl of ice-cream).
Here is a great article: What’s Premack Got To Do With Dog Training? By Dana Scott
The first thing is to rate what your dog is really valuing while you are walking. You have already identified sniffing as a very high-level activity for him. What are his favourite things to smell? Fire hydrants? Trees? Posts?
Are there any other activities he loves? Does he enjoy meeting people while on leash? Does he play tug? Does he think jumping on and off benches is fun? Does he love bum scratches? Keep tabs on all of this information because these are the things that you can let him do and/or do with him in trade for not pulling you (referred to as "life rewards"). I say "do with him" because many dogs are very enamoured with being engaged with their people. (If you do jog, it is a great activity. Most dogs won't actively sniff the ground if they are moving at a faster pace).
2 other points that are worth mentioning IMHO:
One is to create an activity that is all about pulling, if this is something he values. No greater joy have I seen than when a dog is doing something he was made to do. Teach him how to pull a wagon to help you transport things, research if there is a "skijoring" (a dog pulling a person who is on skis)group (if you live in a snowy area) or something else of your creation.
Two is to invest time inside your home teaching him behaviours he can perform for you while on a walk that he can trade for sniffing/bum scratches/greeting people/ jumping on a bench/whatever he likes.
Can he sit beside you for 3 seconds (yay...now "go sniff") can he do a spin (yay...now let's go say Hi to our friend) can he weave between posts (or your legs) (Yay...now we can play in this puddle). The more he realizes how much fun you are, the more likely he will be to check in with you a little more often while walking. He can't look at you and pull at the same time.
Eventually, he will be looking to you, waiting to do something you ask so that he can earn some sniffing time.
As for the eating thing...my little guy would not eat a thing from my hand. I hand fed him all his meals in the house, one kibble at a time (mixed with chicken for some extra motivation). If he did not take any, I just put the bowl away and tried again 20 minutes later. (This was after 2 weeks of throwing bits of chicken to him any time he looked at me until he eventually was brave enough to eat some from my hand).
Eventually we worked up to his being able to eat his supper (and chicken) from my hand while my kids moved about slowly, then we graduated to while he was on leash in the house, then when the back door was open and he could see some distractions. From there we went to being able to eat kibble while sitting on the front porch (we still had to go into the house if another dog went by as he would get over stimulated and to be able to eat). We then asked a neighbour if we could use their front porch and so on. He now LOVES getting his meals while out on a walk (and earning the pleasure of "go sniff").
Lastly, there are some great walking aids such as a head halter (much like a horse wears) "Gentle Leader" is one such product. Also front-clip harnesses "Easy Walk" would be an example. You can find ways to help your dog acclimatize to both of these on the web. Both are super in helping a dog to not pull.
I hope this lengthy reply has a gem or two that may help.
Best of luck and have a lot of fun learning with him.