Claire & Christina Try to Make the Perfect Thanksgiving Sides | Making Perfect: Thanksgiving Ep 4
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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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    • rodya255

      Just chiming in... Trying to get a date with Claire. ;)

    • Udit Gupta
      Udit Gupta

      @Tokanya PANIC

    • Diana Chan
      Diana Chan

      Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

    • Christopher Rutt
      Christopher Rutt

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

    • Animerockfreak87

      I would love to subscribe to the Magazine, but I don't have a credit card and BA site doesn't do Paypal or anything else for Germany T_T

  • rip cin
    rip cin

    its ok its just abit of diff personality types and instinct no need to flame her❤️

  • Susan Anderson
    Susan Anderson

    I love champagne vinegar yumm

  • mTechnopep

    Brussel sprouts had their moment 5 years ago??? What do you eat for Christmas dinner every year ahahahahha

  • mTechnopep

    Brussel sprouts had their moment 5 years ago??? What do you eat for Christmas dinner every year ahahahahha

  • Ian Bell
    Ian Bell

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1287">21:27</a> Christina is awesome I love her soft-pedalling the sprouts were burned. Great show ladies!

  • Alejandro González Palomares
    Alejandro González Palomares

    I think the vibe for this entire episode boils down to this exchange: Claire: I think we make a good team. Christina: Yes, Claire dictates and I follow. Claire: I didn't wanna murder you in the end, I think that says a lot. <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1833">30:33</a>

  • kathryn witte
    kathryn witte

    Do Nee Yorkers have farmer’s markets at THANKSGIVING? I understand that they’re filming this in July but Claire said (<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="840">14:00</a>) she doesn’t feel guilty telling readers to go to the farmer’s market for 898 when everything else is available at the supermarket. Middle America’s farmers and grocers will laugh at me (any time of the year) if I ask for a squash called “898”.

  • kathryn witte
    kathryn witte

    As Sohla minds her own business in the background? I feel sad...

  • Nicole Herrmann
    Nicole Herrmann

    Did no one notice Brad barefoot in the back of the scene??? <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1812">30:12</a>

  • Diego Villalobos
    Diego Villalobos

    andy: *IM OK WITH SQUASH* .... ᶦᵐ ᵒᵏ ʷᶦᵗʰ ˢᵠᵘᵃˢʰ <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="75">1:15</a>

  • tbunnibaby

    I felt like Chris came at me with that Jicama comment 🧐😁

  • Tara Wright
    Tara Wright

    What do you folks do with all the food you cook when you do all these experiments? I don't want to be "that person". Its just that, having gone without food many times when my children were young, seeing perfectly good food go to waste always makes me uncomfortable.

  • Tara Wright
    Tara Wright

    Until tonight, I was entirely unaware I needed honey nut squash in my life. Now to actually find one where I live... Its the beginning of spring here. I guess I could plant some.

  • Aaron Lee
    Aaron Lee

    Do not make the brussel sprouts by the original recipe by Molly. They are the most disgusting experience you'll ever achieve

  • Robert Pierssen
    Robert Pierssen

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1232">20:32</a> Christina: We're acting like cooking Brussels sprouts is like making snickers Claire: *triggered*

  • sltd mn
    sltd mn

    i feel like Molly felt quite a bit offended with the laughing there :(

  • may

    poor christina, i felt bad that she was getting stepped on. as much as this might be stressful and claire has her way of doing things, i don't know if christina and claire would've been the way to go. maybe christina and sohla would've been a good match since sohla is as chill as christina.

  • I am Eno
    I am Eno

    What is sumac like... i'm curious and why does brad always mention sumac sumac sumac in every episode,,.almost in all appearances 🤣🤣😗

  • Kat D
    Kat D

    Claire, your Virgo is showing.

  • Jake Salvaleon
    Jake Salvaleon

    wow christina looks good with a red lip

  • ultraviolence

    claire is so positive i-

  • Phardy McClerk
    Phardy McClerk

    I agree with everyone in the comments saying Claire is a bit 'Hermione Granger' in this and it seems like shes taking over the ep but i also think that Christina probably isn't as used to being a host like Claire has and thats why it feels like Claire is doing doing all the talking. Plus Claire is probably used to being the host whenever she's on camera and that side of her maybe takes over.

  • Nathan

    I wish I had a group like this to bounce around food ideas...

  • Vanessa22

    I love Christina's scene of humor.

  • waftingwafting

    Claire and Christina wasn't a good pairing. Claire surprisingly was way too dominant and impolite.

  • Ginny A
    Ginny A

    If this was Molly and Carla's episode, they would have gone to Brussels to determine the perfect brussel sprouts.

  • Shadow Wolf
    Shadow Wolf

    I feel like Claire and Chris should do a episode,

  • lol hey
    lol hey

    Never knew I needed to see Chris in shorts until now

  • M. Ali
    M. Ali

    Now I know why no one paired up with Claire for pizza making.

  • Mars Ultor
    Mars Ultor

    I actually feel Christina HARD. It looks like Claire is walking all over her, but I think she’s done so many Gourmet Makes by herself that she’s developed her take-charge on-cam persona (plus her own strong perfectionist personality) while Christina might be a little more reserved. They make a “good” partnership bc Christina’s personality type means she doesn’t really argue or oppose, she suggests and continues. I feel like Delany made a good partner for Christina in the try everything video, cos he purposefully gave her time and space to give opinions. MORE CHRISTINA CONtent ♥️♥️♥️

  • 94BestYearEver

    claire and christina was the duo I never knew I needed

  • Margie Kuras
    Margie Kuras

    Drink every time Claire cuts Christina off LOL

  • Nusayba Chowdhury
    Nusayba Chowdhury

    I’m upset that there wasn’t any corn as a side in this episode but I also really love corn lol

  • Nusayba Chowdhury
    Nusayba Chowdhury

    I miss Christina. I need her in more episodes!

  • Emma Avery
    Emma Avery

    I read the comments before getting into this video, and while I do see what people mean about Claire running the show a bit I do think there's more to it than that. First off, I love Christina and we need more of her on the channel than what we're getting. That said, she was either nervous to be so "on" or something like it (maybe specifically working with Claire on such a big video? That's a pretty big deal). Just by the editing and the way they're talking, it looks like they cut out a whole lot of the decision making process and cut straight to Claire saying "so we decided on doing _________" in order to make more room for the giggling and the goofiness. I enjoy the silly, but taking away the decision making on a show that's all about it does turn Claire into a bit of a steamroller. Overall I see what people mean, but I didn't find it nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be.

  • Emma Avery
    Emma Avery

    I feel like the apple cider vinaigrette was a missed opportunity- like yes I probably can't get that exact vinaigrette, but I do have access to apple cider vinegar and can probably figure out how to make a vinaigrette with it.

  • Musaab Umair
    Musaab Umair

    I used to think that Claire was a Ravenclaw or maybe a Hufflepuff. But in the past few weeks or binging through quarantine, I have come to understand that she is a major Slytherin. What's worse is I fear the success of Gourmet Makes might be getting to her head, the girl needs to calm down

  • Quinn Sojonky
    Quinn Sojonky

    This might be weird, I'm traditionally a BRAD fan, but what is the set temp in the TK?

  • Haley Bolton
    Haley Bolton

    i think christina made a lot of decisions but claire voiced them more. claire definitely is more assertive but its not really a bad thing. she generally works alone so shes used to it

  • Kaberi Roy
    Kaberi Roy

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="21">0:21</a> Christina 2019:"I will not be the last thing on that table."

  • Macarena Nuñez
    Macarena Nuñez

    just bc claire talked the whole video, it doesn't mean that they didn't agree on things off camera people

  • Katori Files
    Katori Files

    “Why are you laughing?” “WhAt ArE wE gOiNg To Do?!?!”

  • KB

    This episode is literally Claire with an assistant.. I love Claire but poor Christina 😂

  • Ashes, Ashes
    Ashes, Ashes

    I love that Christina gives off a Julia Child, coolly dealing with all kinds of set backs, vibe. And not just that she's tall 🤓

  • Kaitlan Krivdo
    Kaitlan Krivdo

    Those are the two sides they picked? random vegetables and not even the consideration of mac and cheese or anything else regional??? They look good, but nothing screams Thanksgiving

  • hebegebe11

    No Mac and cheese for Thanksgiving... You heathens hahaha.

  • Sam LJ
    Sam LJ

    Christina, at 5 o'clock: we are great. we are amazing. killing it. Christina, 40 minutes later: ok so today was *traumatic*

  • Austin Crawford
    Austin Crawford

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="278">4:38</a> perfect bread proofing weather tho

  • Irene Hernandez
    Irene Hernandez

    I enjoyed watching Christina. She so adorable. I wanna see more of her.💛

  • Hieronymus Bosch
    Hieronymus Bosch

    <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="915">15:15</a> lol

  • Ngaire Taylor
    Ngaire Taylor

    Best way I’ve ever had Brussels sprouts were small ones cut in half and steamed lightly then tossed in butter, lemon zest, garlic and thyme

  • Lav Atomos
    Lav Atomos

    Claire: I think we make a good team. Cristina: Claire did things and I follow. Hahahaha *laughs nervously.

  • peterpanda1943

    I need more Christina in these videos.

  • VeAnn Lee
    VeAnn Lee

    "that's not cute' HAHAHA

  • Matti Allen
    Matti Allen

    Who heard endive and immediately thought of the cartoon show chowder and then it all made more sense? 😂

  • Michiko Manalang
    Michiko Manalang


  • Elizabeth Sondock
    Elizabeth Sondock

    The word of the day is "hand salad"

  • Annie S
    Annie S

    this was painful to watch, claire should stick to solo shoots

  • Henry Rodin
    Henry Rodin

    Honestly they shoulda just kept the Brussels recipe they had. The fact that Molly developed the same recipe shouldn't have been a problem; in fact, it probably should've been reassuring because it shows that another person thinks their recipe is great

    • koolaid6140

      I think this was supposed to be for the magazine and they can't print the same recipe twice?

  • Vecrisv

    For me, a native spanish speaker, to hear how they pronounce some words like "agrodOlce" as "agrodolcE" it's kinda weird but in a good way hahaha... even tho it's italian, still sound weird to me

  • MrStevetmq

    Please consider "water cress" in that salad.

  • Hannah Legaspi
    Hannah Legaspi

    i feel like claire is simply just used to hosting a show by herself. how can she help it after gourmet makes? lol

  • Kandice Cooper
    Kandice Cooper

    Salad for Thanksgiving? No ma'am

  • Sara Moore
    Sara Moore

    This is the first time that Claire has got my nerves just didn't appreciate how she treated Christina just didn't take her feelings into account Christina is just as important as you Claire this is not mean girls bit if you treated me like that I might push you in front of a bus

  • Pia Frank
    Pia Frank

    I feel like Christina probably has so much more to give and is being majorly underestimated. Therefore I think we need more of her on BA. Wended to get to know her and her background more and put her to the test. Anyone else agree?

  • Ellie Vanden Busch
    Ellie Vanden Busch

    this was filmed in july, the theme is thanksgiving, and i'm watching in march...

  • peachpastel-

    ✰𝕔𝕙𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕒 𝕚𝕤 𝕤𝕠 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖✰

  • Stacey DeCome
    Stacey DeCome

    I really don’t appreciate how underappreciated Christina’s opinions were. I love Claire but she is not a good team player AT ALL

  • a

    christina is very underrated

    • Lauryn Yearwood
      Lauryn Yearwood

      i dont know if i can support this viewpoint but shes cute

  • a wild wild wildflower
    a wild wild wildflower

    i don't know how i feel about 898, like we do we need nature to be concentrated. just focus on the taking care of it while its growing and season it well.

  • Kassia

    I think after reading comments that it might not be about Claire talking a lot. It may just be that editors cut out a lot of what Christina said or explained. They worked for days and this is a vid less than an hour

  • Weaponized Anonymity
    Weaponized Anonymity

    Uhm 90% of us prefer our sprouts boiled at least a bit to tenderize them. and I would prefer them overcooked to under, hard mini-cabages suck.

  • L Shafer
    L Shafer

    I want making perfect tacos

  • honey dew
    honey dew

    I don’t really like molly...

  • John Navas
    John Navas

    someone please make <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1524">25:24</a> a meme

  • Gio T
    Gio T

    Can we talk about how brave molly is by wearing a completely white outfit in a kitchen. That’s some balls.

  • Gio T
    Gio T

    I’m rewatching this and the first time I watched this through I agreed that Claire overpowers Christina But now I think it’s not so much that over the fact that Claire is so used to talking through her process to the last tiny detail because of gourmet makes Yea Claire’s opinions are loud but I do think Christina quietly inserted herself when necessary

  • iPyromantic

    .... no comments on Chris' shorts? You surprise me, internet.

  • Elijah Nadler
    Elijah Nadler

    Christina just isnt that dynamic or creative here, but still cute video and Claire is constantly generating ideas ver talented!!

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