This black and white historic photo is of Myrtle Gross performing an electric range cooking demonstration at the 1951 JEMC Annual Meeting.

Myrtle Gross performs an electric range cooking demonstration at the 1951 JEMC Annual Meeting. 

It is hard to imagine cooking without the help of an electric oven, stove or microwave. However, in 1938 when Jackson EMC began serving people in North Georgia with electricity, people had never fried chicken on the stove or baked a chocolate cake in an electric oven, so they were taught by the employees of the cooperative. To honor this rich history of good food and the role electricity plays in preparing it, we feature member recipes each month in our monthly newsletter, Jemco News. You'll find the recipes we've shared from our members over the years here. 

Send your recipes, complete with name, address and daytime telephone number to: Cooperative Cooking, Jackson EMC, PO Box 38, Jefferson GA 30549 or send an email to Jemco News editor April Sorrow at

Due to limited space, not all recipes received will be featured. Cooperative Cooking recipes are not independently tested; therefore, we must depend on the accuracy of members who send them to us.


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