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


  1. Bon Appétit

    Bon Appétit10 күн мурун

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  2. Diana Chan

    Diana Chan5 күн мурун

    Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

  3. Christopher Rutt

    Christopher Rutt8 күн мурун

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

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    Animerockfreak878 күн мурун

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    V. Hefner8 күн мурун

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  6. Seana Wallace

    Seana Wallace9 күн мурун

    I roast 3 different types of sweet potatoes.. always have to use purples for the color with rosemary and garlic....toss in honey and cayanne to's a must in our house lol Andy's right 🤣

  7. Parker Hinkley

    Parker Hinkley2 саат мурун

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

  8. Adam Smith

    Adam Smith6 саат мурун

    Why is Christina being difficult 😒

  9. 5naxalotl

    5naxalotl8 саат мурун

    "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

  10. b

    b9 саат мурун

    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?

  11. terpinhawgin666

    terpinhawgin66613 саат мурун

    Very hard to watch

  12. Adan Falcon

    Adan Falcon15 саат мурун

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

  13. Lara Barney

    Lara Barney21 саат мурун

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

  14. gladitsnotme

    gladitsnotme21 саат мурун

    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*.

  15. Dammit BertBert

    Dammit BertBert22 саат мурун

    Where's the green bean casserole!!?

  16. Annoying Anomaly

    Annoying AnomalyКүн мурун

    lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

  17. Allison

    AllisonКүн мурун

    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!

  18. Meghan McInerney

    Meghan McInerneyКүн мурун

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

  19. Lawrence Metzger

    Lawrence MetzgerКүн мурун

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

  20. heythisistiana

    heythisistianaКүн мурун

    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?

  21. DoctorRose26

    DoctorRose26Күн мурун

    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.

  22. Dylan Bystedt

    Dylan BystedtКүн мурун

    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.

  23. Dylan Bystedt

    Dylan BystedtКүн мурун

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

  24. Rebekah N

    Rebekah NКүн мурун


  25. EndTimes EndTimesDeception

    EndTimes EndTimesDeceptionКүн мурун

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

  26. Davis Tuck

    Davis TuckКүн мурун

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

  27. Jessica Eaves

    Jessica EavesКүн мурун

    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

  28. Geoffrey Alan

    Geoffrey AlanКүн мурун

    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.

  29. bananaman 158831

    bananaman 158831Күн мурун

    I hate squash

  30. Andy Rivers

    Andy RiversКүн мурун

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

  31. Berra Saral

    Berra SaralКүн мурун

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

  32. Berra Saral

    Berra SaralКүн мурун

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

  33. Lucy Smith

    Lucy SmithКүн мурун

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

  34. GaleRoWaifs

    GaleRoWaifsКүн мурун

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

  35. Ninad Joshi

    Ninad JoshiКүн мурун

    Why is Gaby not in these videos :(

  36. Audrey Pham

    Audrey PhamКүн мурун

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

  37. Somewhere Upthere

    Somewhere Upthere2 күн мурун

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

  38. Alyse Cameron

    Alyse Cameron2 күн мурун

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

  39. Suzzy Montes

    Suzzy Montes2 күн мурун

    I would die for that salad and Claire

  40. Cam McBride

    Cam McBride2 күн мурун

    Christina is awesome can she be a regular?!

  41. Marcel

    Marcel2 күн мурун

    Who eats salad on Thanksgiving???

  42. PoiBoink

    PoiBoink2 күн мурун

    BA better give christina a new video after this series

  43. Sarah Fowler

    Sarah Fowler2 күн мурун

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

  44. Geoffrey Alan

    Geoffrey AlanКүн мурун

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

  45. Cadu knupp

    Cadu knupp2 күн мурун

    Muito bom

  46. Jack Pryor

    Jack Pryor2 күн мурун

    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?

  47. L S

    L S2 күн мурун

    No Claire is correct burned is perfect

  48. Jillian Hoffman

    Jillian Hoffman2 күн мурун

    Where in NYC can I find some honeynut squash?!

  49. Geoffrey Alan

    Geoffrey AlanКүн мурун

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

  50. Issa O'Sullivan

    Issa O'Sullivan2 күн мурун

    Please do a christmas version of this series!

  51. Aditya pai

    Aditya pai2 күн мурун

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

  52. Kai Demler

    Kai Demler2 күн мурун

    Guanciale would be good with the sprouts

  53. Geoffrey Alan

    Geoffrey AlanКүн мурун

    Kai Demler omg yes

  54. Isuru Ranawaka

    Isuru Ranawaka2 күн мурун

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

  55. Leslie Rae

    Leslie Rae2 күн мурун

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

  56. Meridien

    Meridien2 күн мурун

    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!

  57. Adriana Martinez

    Adriana Martinez2 күн мурун

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

  58. jesse johnson

    jesse johnson3 күн мурун

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

  59. Kia

    Kia3 күн мурун

    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.

  60. Veronica Navarro

    Veronica Navarro3 күн мурун

    Did anyone else notice it said “episode 5: sides” and at the end it said next episode would be “episode 5: pies”

  61. blacktulip

    blacktulip3 күн мурун

    I usually only see Claire on her own or Claire with Brad that I’ve never realised that she has such a strong personality haha. (Or at least strong opinions about things.)

  62. Caroline Lew

    Caroline Lew3 күн мурун

    the day 3 curse came early 24:42

  63. Jo Ellen Zayer

    Jo Ellen Zayer3 күн мурун

    claire is annoying I can't even watch

  64. Jared Benton

    Jared Benton3 күн мурун

    Claire swearing always cheers me up

  65. Mariel Colley

    Mariel Colley3 күн мурун

    I don’t understand why people are surprised that Claire is getting her way. She has always had that type of personality which is why she is so lovable.

  66. Chantal C

    Chantal C3 күн мурун

    I don’t think Claire was being that bossy, I just think she’s used to running her own show and explaining everything narratively, and took charge because it’s what she’s used to. She’s also usually paired with other chefs like Brad who talk a lot as well. I don’t think the editing did justice for either Christina or Claire. Christina did speak, it was just later in the episode so it seemed as though Claire took over.

  67. Zenn Labs

    Zenn Labs3 күн мурун

    Didn't even give goat cheese a chance

  68. Sergio Cueva

    Sergio Cueva3 күн мурун

    These two hate each other

  69. Julia Martins

    Julia Martins3 күн мурун

    claire gives me major capricorn vibes