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.




  • Kristjudy  on  1/24/2017 at 1:35 PM

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

  • AGENT99  on  1/24/2017 at 2:04 PM

    grilled mushrooms and onions, bbq sauce, mayo and pickles

  • hippiechick1955  on  1/24/2017 at 2:11 PM

    This book mades my mouth water like the Hoover Dam!

  • MollyB  on  1/24/2017 at 2:11 PM

    Chipotle mayonnaise, pickles, onions, and lettuce

  • beachgirlonli  on  1/24/2017 at 3:21 PM

    Cheddar cheese, pickles, ketchup, mayo, fried onions and butter :)

  • Jenny  on  1/24/2017 at 4:14 PM

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

  • colleensweet  on  1/24/2017 at 4:20 PM

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

  • Frogcake  on  1/24/2017 at 4:26 PM

    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  1/24/2017 at 4:52 PM

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

  • rchesser  on  1/24/2017 at 6:22 PM

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

  • timtom  on  1/24/2017 at 7:17 PM

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

  • ravensfan  on  1/24/2017 at 7:47 PM

    Provolone, mushrooms, pickles, mayo.

  • PennyG  on  1/24/2017 at 8:23 PM

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

  • lgroom  on  1/24/2017 at 8:23 PM

    Brown mustard, onions, lettuce, mushrooms and cheddar.

  • annieski  on  1/25/2017 at 5:23 AM

    Chipotle mayo & avocado

  • motherofpearl81  on  1/25/2017 at 6:54 AM

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

  • lhudson  on  1/25/2017 at 7:08 AM

    Bacon, Blue Cheese and a soft bun.

  • matag  on  1/25/2017 at 7:26 AM

    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  1/25/2017 at 7:58 AM

    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  1/25/2017 at 8:12 AM

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

  • camtncook  on  1/25/2017 at 8:36 AM

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

  • keelz23  on  1/25/2017 at 9:29 AM

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

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  1/25/2017 at 10:31 AM

    I really like avocado and feta cheese on my burgers.

  • dbielick  on  1/25/2017 at 11:04 AM

    Bacon bbq cheeseburger

  • JuneHawk  on  1/25/2017 at 1:51 PM

    Thousand Island, avocado, and bacon.

  • meggan  on  1/25/2017 at 3:10 PM

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

  • RickPearson54  on  1/26/2017 at 6:49 AM

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

  • FireRunner2379  on  1/26/2017 at 8:09 AM

    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  1/26/2017 at 9:06 AM

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

  • ktwalla  on  1/26/2017 at 1:37 PM

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

  • Brittanykoelmel  on  1/26/2017 at 9:30 PM

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

  • dangold  on  1/27/2017 at 8:57 AM

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

  • sarahawker  on  1/27/2017 at 9:27 AM

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

  • verorenee  on  1/27/2017 at 8:08 PM

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

  • cocecitycook  on  1/27/2017 at 8:59 PM

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

  • t.t  on  1/28/2017 at 12:39 AM

    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  1/28/2017 at 12:44 PM

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

  • Siegal  on  1/28/2017 at 2:16 PM

    I love fried egg

  • lils74  on  1/28/2017 at 9:36 PM

    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  1/30/2017 at 1:11 PM

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

  • Radiantpurple  on  1/31/2017 at 7:49 PM

    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  1/31/2017 at 8:15 PM

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

  • laurel2000  on  1/31/2017 at 8:19 PM

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

  • debbyg  on  1/31/2017 at 10:02 PM

    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  2/1/2017 at 3:18 PM

    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  2/2/2017 at 5:42 AM

    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  2/2/2017 at 6:33 PM

    Looks interesting.....

  • trudys_person  on  2/3/2017 at 9:53 PM

    Cheese, dill pickles and mayonnaise!

  • VeryVigario  on  2/4/2017 at 11:26 AM

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

  • bktravels  on  2/5/2017 at 1:59 PM

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

  • pandapotamus  on  2/6/2017 at 11:08 PM

    grilled onions and cheese

  • shazwald  on  2/7/2017 at 12:50 PM

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

  • niniacedo  on  2/7/2017 at 2:26 PM

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

  • tinaellen  on  2/7/2017 at 10:33 PM

    Goat cheddar, roasted tomatoes, green herb aioli

  • artsyshell  on  2/8/2017 at 3:06 PM

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

  • Teawench  on  2/9/2017 at 8:29 AM

    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  2/9/2017 at 12:59 PM

    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  2/10/2017 at 2:13 PM

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

  • stuCooks  on  2/10/2017 at 5:38 PM

    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  2/10/2017 at 5:54 PM

    Sloppier the better for me.

  • swordfern  on  2/10/2017 at 6:42 PM

    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  2/10/2017 at 11:55 PM

    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  2/11/2017 at 2:52 AM

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

  • fiarose  on  2/11/2017 at 7:54 AM

    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  2/11/2017 at 4:53 PM

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

  • lauriesk  on  2/11/2017 at 7:20 PM

    My perfect burger has carmelized onions and blue cheese.

  • tennyogirl  on  2/11/2017 at 10:39 PM

    mushrooms and grilled onions

  • choppergirl  on  2/12/2017 at 11:01 PM

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

  • rosiedunningham  on  2/13/2017 at 10:18 AM

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

  • bstewart  on  2/13/2017 at 2:01 PM

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

  • jennyatkinson  on  2/13/2017 at 3:50 PM

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

  • sgump  on  2/13/2017 at 9:49 PM

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

  • Tarquinflimbim  on  2/14/2017 at 11:51 PM

    Onions, mushrooms, avocado and fried egg.

  • CindyinOttawa  on  2/15/2017 at 8:39 PM

    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  2/21/2017 at 3:00 PM

    Falafel Burger

  • Sunshine1  on  2/21/2017 at 6:37 PM

    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  2/22/2017 at 11:50 PM

    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  2/23/2017 at 12:54 AM

    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  2/23/2017 at 6:05 AM

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

  • topdawg11  on  2/23/2017 at 7:47 AM

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

  • melmaren  on  2/24/2017 at 1:17 PM

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

  • jessmonkey  on  2/28/2017 at 6:45 PM

    cooked medium with mayo, cheddar, ketchup, mayo and pickles :)

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