Cookbook Giveaway – Craft Burgers & Crazy Shakes

Craft Burgers and Crazy Shakes from Black Tap by Joe Isidori is a burger lover’s dream. With exciting burger flavor combinations, multiple sauce and side recipes and a whole flip-side of shakes that are crazy good, it’s the book that will bring out the kid in all of us.

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer three copies of Craft Burgers & Crazy Shakes from Black Tap to our EYB Members in the U.S. and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Describe your perfect burger. What condiments and fixings do you enjoy?

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won’t be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on February 28th, 2017

Be sure to check your email spam folders for email notifications or check back on this post on the 28th for the names of the winners.



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  • Kristjudy  on  January 24, 2017

    A medium rare burger topped with a good aged white cheddar, carmalized onions, mushrooms..on a pretzel bun.

  • AGENT99  on  January 24, 2017

    grilled mushrooms and onions, bbq sauce, mayo and pickles

  • hippiechick1955  on  January 24, 2017

    This book mades my mouth water like the Hoover Dam!

  • MollyB  on  January 24, 2017

    Chipotle mayonnaise, pickles, onions, and lettuce

  • beachgirlonli  on  January 24, 2017

    Cheddar cheese, pickles, ketchup, mayo, fried onions and butter 🙂

  • Jenny  on  January 24, 2017

    Hippiechick1955 – I just spit out my Diet Pepsi reading that comment! LOL

  • colleensweet  on  January 24, 2017

    Medium rare burger – thick – with melty cheese on the top on a toasted multi grain bun

  • Frogcake  on  January 24, 2017

    Love a juicy burger made of 1:1 medium ground beef and cheval (horse meat) with crumbled Gorgonzola, crispy bacon, avocado, garlic chipotle mayo, Dijon mustard, ketchup, arugula and tomato on a focaccia bun.

  • shoffmann  on  January 24, 2017

    Medium rare burger with cheddar cheese, avocado, a fried egg, bacon, tomato and mayo.

  • rchesser  on  January 24, 2017

    Medium rare topped with pickles and mayo served on a English muffin.

  • timtom  on  January 24, 2017

    Medium rare patty with bacon, good cheddar, nice crispy lettuce, pickles, mayo and no onions (unless pickled)!

  • ravensfan  on  January 24, 2017

    Provolone, mushrooms, pickles, mayo.

  • PennyG  on  January 24, 2017

    Medium rare and must have cheese – any kind! Crusty bun a plus.

  • lgroom  on  January 24, 2017

    Brown mustard, onions, lettuce, mushrooms and cheddar.

  • annieski  on  January 25, 2017

    Chipotle mayo & avocado

  • motherofpearl81  on  January 25, 2017

    I love burgers that are full of oozy melted cheddar, grilled onions, and lots of pickles!

  • lhudson  on  January 25, 2017

    Bacon, Blue Cheese and a soft bun.

  • matag  on  January 25, 2017

    Carmalized onions,tomato, cheese, thousand island dressing and a fried egg on top. All on a big croissant …breakfast burger at the Coffe Cup Cafe in Boulder City Nevada

  • jezpurr  on  January 25, 2017

    Honestly, I don't have a perfect 🍔. There are so many burgers to try it's hard to choose one. I do love stuffed ones though!!!^_^

  • vickster  on  January 25, 2017

    The classic: sharp cheddar, lettuce, tomato, sweet onion and mustard

  • camtncook  on  January 25, 2017

    My perfect burger is medium rare on a good sturdy bun with Kewpie Mayo, cheddar and tomato…

  • keelz23  on  January 25, 2017

    I love barbecue sauce, cheddar, and fried onions on my burgers.

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  January 25, 2017

    I really like avocado and feta cheese on my burgers.

  • dbielick  on  January 25, 2017

    Bacon bbq cheeseburger

  • JuneHawk  on  January 25, 2017

    Thousand Island, avocado, and bacon.

  • meggan  on  January 25, 2017

    Slider – medium rare. Potato bun. Pickled everything, bacon and cheddar.

  • RickPearson54  on  January 26, 2017

    Medium rare, cheddar cheese, bacon, fried egg and mustard

  • FireRunner2379  on  January 26, 2017

    I love a good greasy burger especially after a marathon! My topping choices change based upon my mood, but there is one served at a local joint that I really love. Its the Italiano and has fresh mozzarella, balsamic glazed sliced tomato, arugula, banana peppers and a garlic aioli.

  • IslandgirlOK  on  January 26, 2017

    Medium Rare, a little Mustard and Mayo Aged Cheddar, lettuce, and tomato, on a Pretzel Bun

  • ktwalla  on  January 26, 2017

    Fresh ground short ribs/chuck, cooked sous vide atop a home-made bun with lettuce, onion, cheddar cheese and mustard.

  • Brittanykoelmel  on  January 26, 2017

    I like mine rare, with garlic aoli, pickles, ketchup and onions!!

  • dangold  on  January 27, 2017

    Medium Rare on a toasted sesame seed potato roll with extra sharp cheddar, crisp bacon, pickle, and Heinz ketchup!

  • sarahawker  on  January 27, 2017

    Swiss and Bacon Jam on Medium w/ a sesame seed bun.

  • verorenee  on  January 27, 2017

    I'm kinda boring with my burger toppings: cheddar cheese, maybe bacon, lettuce and bbq sauce.

  • cocecitycook  on  January 27, 2017

    Make my burger medium rare with dijon mustard, bleu cheese and caramelized onions. Yummy!

  • t.t  on  January 28, 2017

    If the burger itself is amazing and cooked to a perfect medium rare and served on a bun toasted/ grilled with butter, I'm happy with just ketchup and onion.

  • imjammin2  on  January 28, 2017

    I like my burger medium, with a nice slice of some good cheese, avocado, red onion, a little lettuce, mayo & mustard.

  • Siegal  on  January 28, 2017

    I love fried egg

  • lils74  on  January 28, 2017

    I like a lot of different things on a burger – the most important part of a burger for me is that the meat is good and the bun is right–strong enough so that it doesn't fall apart immediately, but not huge and too bready.

  • Katiefayhutson  on  January 30, 2017

    My favorite burger is a lamb burger with cucumber, onion, feta, and taziki sauce.

  • Radiantpurple  on  January 31, 2017

    My hubby's homemade 100% beef burgers – always tasty and juicy… topped with lettuce, tomato, onion, mustard and the tangy zip of Miracle Whip 🙂

  • mariehuntoon  on  January 31, 2017

    Toasted bun; meat cooked medium well; ketchup; relish; onion; tomato & lettuce!!!

  • laurel2000  on  January 31, 2017

    A toasted brioche bun, medium rare beef burger, with burger sauce, lettuce, tomato, and sharp cheddar.

  • debbyg  on  January 31, 2017

    My burgers have to have pickles!!!!! And of course lettuce, tomato, mayo. I like to stuff the peppers and onions right into the burger before cooking. So good!

  • kitchenfrolic  on  February 1, 2017

    I love a thick, juicy burger, with melted cheese and just simple toppings – ketchup, relish, mayo and a slice or two of bacon. Mmmm….

  • Teruska  on  February 2, 2017

    My mom made the best burgers! We had hamburgers and soup most every Saturday night. My favorite toppings, now not then, include homemade sriracha mayo, caramelized red onion relish and cowboy candy. …not all at the same time.

  • CCF4  on  February 2, 2017

    Looks interesting…..

  • trudys_person  on  February 3, 2017

    Cheese, dill pickles and mayonnaise!

  • VeryVigario  on  February 4, 2017

    I like it to be pretty basic! I love American Cheese, ketchup, mayo and thinly sliced pickles and chopped onion. Yum!

  • bktravels  on  February 5, 2017

    Thick, juicy medium rare burger made of excellent quality meat from a craft butcher like Fleishers in the NY/CT area. Unbeatable!

  • pandapotamus  on  February 6, 2017

    grilled onions and cheese

  • shazwald  on  February 7, 2017

    Medium rare, crispy onions, and a sunny-side up egg.

  • niniacedo  on  February 7, 2017

    I love a great juicy brisket burger with caramelized onions, asparagus and bernaise sauce

  • tinaellen  on  February 7, 2017

    Goat cheddar, roasted tomatoes, green herb aioli

  • artsyshell  on  February 8, 2017

    Bacon,mushrooms,mayo, crispy onions, and any kind of white cheese

  • Teawench  on  February 9, 2017

    Depends on the burger, really. For a regular beef burger I'd prefer crisp bacon, mushrooms, my own mustard, and maybe a lettuce leaf.

  • love2chow  on  February 9, 2017

    Generally, I love bacon, blue cheese, tomato jam and arugula. However, the best burgers I have sampled are from from a restaurant in Las Vegas called Bachi Burger:
    *Black & Green Burger:
    American Wagyu Grass Fed Beef, Sautéed Mushrooms, Spinach, Bacon, Point Reyes Blue Cheese, Roasted Garlic. *Kikiʼ’s Burger was also quite good, but the wagyu beef patty was unbelievable:
    Angus Beef, Sautéed Shiitake, Enoki & Eryngii Mushrooms, Caramelized Bacon, Sweet Onion Marmalade, Gruyere Cheese, Garlic Chili Aioli

  • MeganGarcia  on  February 10, 2017

    American cheese, ketchup, tomatoes, iceberg lettuce, Lay's potato chips, pickle chips, thinly sliced red onion, on a brioche or potato bun.

  • stuCooks  on  February 10, 2017

    It all starts with a good medium ground chuck… You need the fat. Worcestershire is added to the meat, along with a little cracked pepper & kosher salt. After loosely shaping the patty, blue cheese is added the the center, then the patty is gently reshaped to get the cheese buried inside. Worcestershire is a must. A slice of Gruyere is added in the lasted 1-2 mins on the grill. Once grilled to just medium, and a potato roll is lightly toasted, romaine is placed on the bottom, followed by the Burg, my homemade tomato-chili-pineapple salsa is spread over the burg, a red onion slice, a tomato slice, and my special thin bread & butter pickles are layered on top, followed by a 2nd romaine leaf. The bun gets some mayo & the burg gets closed… yummmm!

  • Rinshin  on  February 10, 2017

    Sloppier the better for me.

  • swordfern  on  February 10, 2017

    Nice juicy patty seasoned with rosemary, salt, and pepper. Top with crisp tomato and lettuce and a round of sweet onion. Bun lightly fried to toast the inside, brushed with butter on top to soften. Slice of pickle, kind of warm and soft. Side of salted fries and a cold fizzy cola!

  • Hapa  on  February 10, 2017

    A juicy burger with some char on a cibatta bun with a little mayo and mustard, romaine lettuce, tomato, grilled red onion, and pepper jack cheese…and don't forget the curly fries!

  • cezovski  on  February 11, 2017

    I like lots of onions, mustard, pickles and ketchup. Kind of plain, I know. If I use cheese, I like hot pepperjack

  • fiarose  on  February 11, 2017

    veggie burger with all the extras possible–something spicy, hummus, avocado, grilled mushrooms, sprouts! mm, on some kind of sourdough or in a swiss chard wrap.

  • Dmartin997  on  February 11, 2017

    Aged cheddar, pickles, grilled onions, catsup on a sourdough roll.

  • lauriesk  on  February 11, 2017

    My perfect burger has carmelized onions and blue cheese.

  • tennyogirl  on  February 11, 2017

    mushrooms and grilled onions

  • choppergirl  on  February 12, 2017

    Yellow mustard, ketchup, red onions, jalapeños and a good bun

  • rosiedunningham  on  February 13, 2017

    Beef burger cooked medium rare, with avocado, a tangy tomato relish, fried egg and chilli flakes!

  • bstewart  on  February 13, 2017

    Medium rare, with blue cheese, bacon, and cartelized onions.

  • jennyatkinson  on  February 13, 2017

    Beef burger, oozing with juices and melty cheese topped with bacon & onion rings — a little ketchup, mayo & mustard brings it all together.

  • sgump  on  February 13, 2017

    Cheese, mushrooms, red onion, and a fried egg! On a toasted–never grilled–dense bun.

  • Tarquinflimbim  on  February 14, 2017

    Onions, mushrooms, avocado and fried egg.

  • CindyinOttawa  on  February 15, 2017

    Lamb burger with lettuce, cucumber, tzaztiki, and roasted eggplant. Or any burger with Brie or avocado and goat cheese. I'll never make up my mind!

  • RSW  on  February 21, 2017

    Falafel Burger

  • Sunshine1  on  February 21, 2017

    Depends on the day, Could be just ketchup or with little mayo, maybe thousand island, or mostly blue cheese dressing hubby makes that is just perfect on top burger, bacon, tomato, iceberg, my wedge salad on top of my burger, or Turkey burger with cranberry relish and some mayo….

  • Sandy.Toes  on  February 22, 2017

    So many burgers! I love them plain with cheese or with mustard and pickles, Jerk burgers, Teriyaki Burgers with pineapple slices, BBQ burgers with crisp onion straws, and don't forget patty melts. Those are burgers, right? Bun tacos are sort of burgers, but my favorite at home are smashed cheeseburgers.

  • Scotsman61  on  February 23, 2017

    Lamb Burger with Fresh MInt chopped through it on a Traditional style Scottish Scone that has caramelised onion through it with Manchego cheese. Topped with sweet red onion rings coated in a beer batter, with a side of Sweet Potato chips or fries, a sauce of Mayonnaise mixed with Grey Poupon Mustard

  • skyejaden  on  February 23, 2017

    My perfect burger has swiss cheese, avocado and sriracha mayo.

  • topdawg11  on  February 23, 2017

    Big and rare with paprika caramelized onions cheddar cheese and fresh sliced jalapenos.

  • melmaren  on  February 24, 2017

    turkey patty topped with sauteed apples and onions, melted gruyere cheese and fresh sage mayo on a ciabatta roll

  • jessmonkey  on  February 28, 2017

    cooked medium with mayo, cheddar, ketchup, mayo and pickles 🙂

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