The book is great, but the cocoa recipe on page 51 is better. Thanksgiving is over and it's officially Christmas time folks, so keep in mind that the Christmas spirit is not found in stores as easily as it is found in good food (and chocolatey drinks!).
5 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
1 1/2 cups sugar
2/3 cup water
4 cups heavy cream
Bring chocolate, sugar and water to a rolling boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring continually. Let chocolate mixture cool to room temperature. Once cooled, fold chocolate mixture into whipped cream. If chocolate mixture is too solid to fold into cream, blend 1/4 cup off whipped cream into mixture, then fold chocolate into cream. Refrigerate until use. To use: Pour 1/2 cup milk into mug. Microwave for one minute. Add three heaping tablespoons of chilled cocoa mix. Stir. You may need to warm mug for 15 seconds more.