Item is a copy of the third edition of the Naomi Cook Book. The third edition appeared in 1948 with a second printing in 1950.
The cook book was in the possession of the donor's mother-in-law, Rose Evelyn Yolleck (née Saunders), at the time of her death. It is unclear when or how she acquired it. The donor and her husband found it among other recipe books and magazines.
Rose Evelyn Yolleck (née Saunders) was born in London, England in 1925. Rose's father passed away when she was an infant; consequently, she was raised by her mother, Sarah. Rose had two older brothers: Mossy, who remained in England, and Henry, who immigrated to Ontario and settled in St. Catherines.
Rose immigrated to Canada in the early 1950s, settling in Toronto. In the mid-1950s, she married Samuel "Sam" Yolleck. Rose worked as a model with Sam, who sold coats along Canada's east coast. Later, Rose and Sam formed a collection agency, Power Corporation.
Rose often created award-winning costumes for various celebrations. She was also the chairperson of her condominum's social group and planned quarterly excursions to Casino Niagara until a few months before her ninety-forth birthday.
Reform Jews, Rose and Sam were members of Temple Sinai Congregation. Sam died on December 16, 1995; Rose died on January 30, 2019. She is survived by sons Stephen Yolleck and Jeff Yolleck, daughter-in-law Phyllis Rubenstein Yolleck, and grandson Ethan.