Accession consists of a Hadassah Naomi Chapter cookbook, 3rd ed., published around 1952. The cookbook was originally owned by Evelyn (Quitt) Drutz and also contain handwritten recipes and inserted copies of recipes from various newspapers and magazines. Canadian Jewish Review "Class In Cookery" clippings feature submissions from Toronto and Montreal residents including Mrs. Sonny Roth (Montreal), Mrs. Beryl Abrams (17 Rosseau Rd. Downsview, Toronto), Mrs. M. Turk (12 Carousel Court, Toronto), Mrs. J. R. Miller (Montreal), Mrs. B. Goldman (421 Bathurst Street, Toronto), Mrs. A. Chernofsky (Montreal), Mrs. Hyman Cooper (Montreal), Mrs. J. Weinman, (63 Westgate Boulevard, Toronto), Mrs. Isaac Rawaz (Montreal), Mrs. R. Bleiweis (47 Earnscliffe Road, Toronto), Mrs. Edward Schrieder (78 Whitmore Avenue, Toronto), Mrs. Joel M. Cohen (Montreal), Mrs. B. Shadowitz (Montreal), Mrs. Jack Cape (Montreal), Mrs. Julian Kurin (47 Beechborough Avenue, Toronto).
The cookbook was in the possession of Mark Drutz, the son of Evelyn (Quitt) Drutz.
Mark Drutz is the youngest child of Harold (Hymie) and Evelyn Sandra (Quitt) Drutz. Harold (1913-1998) was born to Phillip (Fyvish) and Annie Drutz of Russia. In 1946 he married Evelyn Quitt (1924-1999), the daughter of Samuel (1891-?) and Bertha (1890-1953) Quitt, also of Russia. They had two children: Paul, who ultimately succumbed to AIDS (1947-1994) and Mark (aka Donald, 1951-). Evelyn and Harold also helped to raise Paul's son and their grandchild, Ezra Matthew (1975-).
Harold worked in the garment trade as a pattern cutter and also served in the Canadian Medical Corps during the Second World War. He was one of 7 children, his siblings being: Meyer, Daniel, Harry (Drue), David, Pauline and Mollie (Simmons). Evelyn was one of 5 chidren, her siblings being: Estelle (Drue - married Harold's brother Harry), Rivka (Smolkin), Gordon (Gerhson), and Beverley (Brown).