Claire & Christina Try to Make the Perfect Thanksgiving Sides | Making Perfect: Thanksgiving Ep 4
In the world of Thanksgiving sides, there is a plethora of options, so deciding on which ones to make for your feast can be challenging. That's why Claire Saffitz and Christina Chaey are here to up your Thanksgiving side dish game. Join them as they pursue Thanksgiving side dish perfection.
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Squash and Radicchio Salad With Pecans:
Brussels Sprouts With Pistachios and Lime:

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Claire & Christina Try to Make the Perfect Thanksgiving Sides | Making Perfect: Thanksgiving Ep 4

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    • Udit Gupta
      Udit Gupta

      @Tokanya PANIC

    • Diana Chan
      Diana Chan

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    • Christopher Rutt
      Christopher Rutt

      So this is a recipe you made in 2017? But you’re “creating” it in 2019? I feel so used!

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  • tfa p one
    tfa p one

    @8:38 clair cutting the squash with the wrong side of knife

  • Yesenia Florez
    Yesenia Florez

    Clair Miss bossy

  • Giovanna Borsarini
    Giovanna Borsarini

    Clarie: complains the entire making perfect pizza episode for being alone and getting the "hardest part" Also Claire: wrecked rude bossy attitude in a 'team' Love the test kitchen but never got the hype for her tbh

  • si2foo

    i think it just further proves how great Emilies recipe was because they instinctively recreated it

  • Sam Tashy
    Sam Tashy

    Ooff I can’t watch this Claire is too much!

  • Natalie

    Wheres the green bean casserole. Or is that christmas? 😂

  • Jake M
    Jake M

    In this episode... - Ben Stein and his love of squash. - Communism 101: How to make a salad for Thanksgiving. Yeah that pretty much sums it up

  • Astor Reinhardt
    Astor Reinhardt

    For sprouts, my mom does them, cut in half, pan cooked with some apricot preserves and crushed pecans. Sweet and savory and oh so good. Super simple too. Good for people who hate sprouts, because it makes them very sweet and covers up any unpleasant taste sprouts can sometimes have.

  • Francisca Chaparro
    Francisca Chaparro

    "yeah Claire dictates and I follow" I feel so bad for Christina! They should have never been paired together

  • Francisca Chaparro
    Francisca Chaparro

    claire was pissed the entire time

  • Parker Hinkley
    Parker Hinkley

    I really wanted a green bean casserole but that's ok

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith

    Why is Christina being difficult 😒

  • 5naxalotl

    "i don't need salad at thanksgiving" ... that's the voice of reason right there. the living embodiment of the fact that the art form of cooking can coexist with rational intellect

  • b

    Hey, BA, how about a thinly shaved raw brussels sprouts salad with a dried cranberry vinaigrette? Or a raw/massaged kale salad with roasted sweet potatoes, pecans, dried cherries or cranberries with an orange vinaigrette?

  • terpinhawgin666

    Very hard to watch

  • Adan Falcon
    Adan Falcon

    I actually really like Claire she knows what she’s talking about, Christina annoys me so hard for some reason

  • Lara Barney
    Lara Barney

    “ Go back to your real job??” Was that a dig towards Christina??

  • gladitsnotme

    The fact that they made salad for Thanksgiving instead of mac and cheese triggers me endlessly. Sometimes I forget BA is a frou frou New York Magazine, but then they always find a way to remind me *cough*liquid mashed potatoes*cough*.

  • Dammit BertBert
    Dammit BertBert

    Where's the green bean casserole!!?

  • Annoying Anomaly
    Annoying Anomaly

    lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

  • Allison

    Everybody is talking about their chemistry or whatever, but these are people not actors. They made what looks like great dishes, that’s a success in itself. I’ll have to try the Brussels sprout one, maybe it’ll change my mind on how dirt flavored they are!

  • Meghan McInerney
    Meghan McInerney

    I love these videos. They are also a very interesting sociological experience to watch.

  • Lawrence Metzger
    Lawrence Metzger

    Kinda pissed off at these sides. Lol. Where is the green bean casserole and the sweet potatoes?

  • heythisistiana

    Seeing all the comments/ criticism on claire in this video made me want to add on if anyone else has realised that her standards have dropped in gourmet makes? Like in recent episodes she didn't care as much as she did in the past about how accurate her gourmet versions are. Idk maybe she needs a break?

  • DoctorRose26

    I was with Chris when he said he didn't need any lettuce with his Thanksgiving meal, but then he lost me when his dissed pomegranate. Lol.

  • Dylan Bystedt
    Dylan Bystedt

    At this point, I think the BA Test Kitchen Chefs revel in knowing no one will ever make their food. Building a side around an 898 squash? Which can't be bought at a store? It has to be bought as seeds and grown? Really? But your posting this video within 3 weeks of Thanksgiving, so there is no time to grow them even if you had the space and know how. I'm exasperated.

  • Dylan Bystedt
    Dylan Bystedt

    You could've had texture in the meal had y'all made mashed potatoes and not potato soup.

  • Rebekah N
    Rebekah N


  • EndTimes EndTimesDeception
    EndTimes EndTimesDeception

    Episode would of been way better without Christina just saying not trying to be mean

  • Davis Tuck
    Davis Tuck

    My favorite side for thanksgiving is bacon wrapped green bean bundles cooked in a brown sugar butter mixture

  • Jessica Eaves
    Jessica Eaves

    I have never in my life seen a salad like that. I'm sure it's great, but if I tried to serve that everyone would be asking 1) what is that 2) how do I serve/eat it

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan

      Jessica Eaves it was absolutely delicious. I had never seen anything like it either. The dressing was incredible and the salad didn’t wilt for DAYS.

  • bananaman 158831
    bananaman 158831

    I hate squash

  • Andy Rivers
    Andy Rivers

    5:36 was an unintentional innuendo that I don't see enough comments about

  • Berra Saral
    Berra Saral

    Pomegranate molasses is used a lot here in Turkey. Very underrated.

  • Berra Saral
    Berra Saral

    Why can't they make Molly's recipe if that's the best?

  • Lucy Smith
    Lucy Smith

    i see why claire got dough by herself in the making perfect pizza series...

  • GaleRoWaifs

    I'm ready to go to war with Christina bc of all the faces she made while judging Claire

  • Ninad Joshi
    Ninad Joshi

    Why is Gaby not in these videos :(

  • Audrey Pham
    Audrey Pham

    Christina doesn’t seem like the talkative type. That’s probably why the editing makes Claire looks like she dominates.

  • Somewhere Upthere
    Somewhere Upthere

    The only thing they barely thought about was color. Everything is orangy brownish. The turkey, the cornbread stuffing, the roasted roots...kinda boring.

  • Alyse Cameron
    Alyse Cameron

    Christina - it’s hairy it’s poky, it’s not cute. Period. Claire- Christina, JUST LIE CHRISTINA!

  • Suzzy Montes
    Suzzy Montes

    I would die for that salad and Claire

  • Cam McBride
    Cam McBride

    Christina is awesome can she be a regular?!

  • Marcel

    Who eats salad on Thanksgiving???

  • PoiBoink

    BA better give christina a new video after this series

  • Sarah Fowler
    Sarah Fowler

    Why didn't they consider delicata? Definitely the best squash.

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan

      Sarah Fowler I did this with the 898 and delicata. The 898 was better, but delicata was a perfectly tasty substitute.

  • Cadu knupp
    Cadu knupp

    Muito bom

  • Jack Pryor
    Jack Pryor

    Squash and Brussels sprouts. As a Midwesterner this idea of having actual vegetables at the Thanksgiving dinner spread is foreign to me. Where's all the corn? The brown colored foods, mostly because the brown is tons of gravy on everything? Can I just melt marshmallows all over the veggies?

  • L S
    L S

    No Claire is correct burned is perfect

  • Jillian Hoffman
    Jillian Hoffman

    Where in NYC can I find some honeynut squash?!

    • Jillian Hoffman
      Jillian Hoffman

      Geoffrey Alan thank you!!!

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan

      Jillian Hoffman FoodKick has honeynut and 898. Whole Foods might too.

  • Issa O'Sullivan
    Issa O'Sullivan

    Please do a christmas version of this series!

  • Aditya pai
    Aditya pai

    Christina and brad together would make the most chill optimistic video ever.

  • Kai Demler
    Kai Demler

    Guanciale would be good with the sprouts

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan

      Kai Demler omg yes

  • Isuru Ranawaka
    Isuru Ranawaka

    They are like older and younger sister cooking together. :D

  • Leslie Rae
    Leslie Rae

    I need more Christina videos, seriously. Also, I love Claire but really steamrolled over some of Christina’s ideas

  • Meridien

    Claire totally overran Christina and I don't think they made a very good team. I'd like to see more of Christina in front of the camera too. Pair Claire with Molly or Carla but give Christina more air time. Try placing her with Chris or Priya!

  • Adriana Martinez
    Adriana Martinez

    I was like: NOP, NOP, I'm just gonna make Molly's recipe. No way I'm getting pomegranate molasses

  • jesse johnson
    jesse johnson

    Chris is wearing camo cargo shorts and quoting guy fierri.... Who are you and what have you done with Chris?!

  • Kia

    I have to say, this is my least favorite episode of the series. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Claire, she is amazing, and I understand that she is used to running Gourmet Makes, so maybe her instincts to take charge may have kicked in; however, she completely walked all over Christina in this episode. I feel like Christina did not get to put in her creative ideas, and Claire got her way the entire episode. I wish Christina would have voiced her opinions more here, she had some good ones.

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