About the author, Delora Jones       Home Page       

  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. 

From 2015 until the Covid-19 pandemic, Delora ran Glencoe House B&B, and continued to do so sporadically after the various Covid Lock-down lifts.  

Please note:  Glencoe House B&B is closed, until further notice.
Cookery sessions
in the Glencoe House kitchen are also on hold until further notice.    

Delora has been a member of the Burton Civic Society since the last century, a society that exists to preserve  that which is good about Burton, and to improve that which is not.   In 2015,  after seeing a house extension cover the whole of a 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.  

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.  

In early 2019, Delora contracted a severe virus whilst en route to visit family.  She never fully recovered, 
and lives now with chronic exhaustion.  Her energies go towards managing her day-to-day life, hoping that one day, her condition might at last go into remission and that she could then resume living and not simply being.  
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books written by Delora Jones


American Cooking in England* (GHP)

published: November 1998  
*All copies of American Cooking in England have now sold out.

The Pocketbook Guide to American Cooking in England (GHP)
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

are any future books in the works?

Leftover Recipes for B&B owners [working title] (GHP)
publication date:  this is now officially back-burner . . .  



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