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  Delora Jones and Anita Montanile, London, May 2011.

Delora Jones moved to England in 1991, with only a flimsy understanding of British English but since then, she has learned and continues to learn British English.  She is a cookery writer and home-cook, and, for a number of years, edited and 'Americanized' other publishers' cookery (and other) books which were originally published in the UK, in preparation for their North American publication. 

Since 2015, Delora has been running Glencoe House B&B.  
She also gives
Cookery sessions in the Glencoe House kitchen, upon request (though sometimes there's no request at all -- she just says, 'Wanna see how the eggs puff up for fried rice?', and there follows an on the spot lesson).  

Delora has been a member of the Burton Civic Society since the last century, and takes a keen interest in preserving that which is good about Burton, and improving upon (or correcting) that which is not.
In 2015,  after seeing from her window, a house extension take up the entirety of that neighbour's back garden, blocking the light to another garden, she wrote an article for the Burton Civic Society newsletter, highlighting the fact that current planning laws regarding back-garden extensions want reining in.  To date, the loose planning laws remain untightened.  

In 2012 and 2013, Delora, along with others, worked tirelessly to try to persuade Burton Council to reconsider their plans for Burton Market Hall and Market Square, but to no avail.  


To contact Delora, email dee@glencoehouse.co.uk


books written by Delora Jones


American Cooking in England* (GHP)
-- *All copies of American Cooking in England have now sold out.
The Pocketbook Guide to American Cooking in England (GHP)
both books published: November 1998

Measurements for Cooking -- An American Cook's Search for Clarity (GHP)
published: December 2011

In Middie's Kitchen -- Mid Sarchioto's Italian-American Family Recipes (GHP)
published: October 2013

future books in the works (but who knows when they'll be done)

Leftover Recipes for B&B owners [working title] (GHP)
publication date:  One day perhaps, but difficult finding time -- other things keep shoving this to a back burner (like sorting things that have broken down because they're designed to barely last the drive home from the shop).  Oh, and more recently, through having reached the age where my free time is devoured going to/from medical clinics & surgeries (QMC, Nott [eyes]; Queen's Burton [surgery after a fall -- yes! I've reached that age]; etc).  Plus the regular stuff that comes round like dental appts, car MOT & tax, etc.  And running a B&B zaps my time but with Aireni now here helping, in time, you never know, I might just find time to resume writing again . . .  



After moving to England, she also learned about market towns and market shopping, and Burton market became her weekly source of high quality fruit & veg, fish, cheeses, etc, but no longer: the permanent outdoor market stalls (fruit & veg) have been demolished and the market hall (cheeses, fish, etc) has closed for refurbishment. Something else Delora learned about market towns is that if their council are determined to do something, that's the end of it. As of this writing, not one of Burton's former market hall traders will be returning when the market hall re-opens.  Friends of Burton Market