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 Appétitپیش 6 ماه

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  2. rodya255

    rodya255پیش 6 ماه

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

  3. Udit Gupta

    Udit Guptaپیش 6 ماه

    @Tokanya PANIC

  4. Diana Chan

    Diana Chanپیش 6 ماه

    Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

  5. Christopher Rutt

    Christopher Ruttپیش 6 ماه

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

  6. Animerockfreak87

    Animerockfreak87پیش 6 ماه

    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

  7. Susan Anderson

    Susan Andersonپیش روز

    I love champagne vinegar yumm

  8. mTechnopep

    mTechnopepپیش 4 روز

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

  9. mTechnopep

    mTechnopepپیش 4 روز

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

  10. Ian Bell

    Ian Bellپیش 5 روز

    <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!

  11. Alejandro González Palomares

    Alejandro González Palomaresپیش 16 روز

    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>

  12. kathryn witte

    kathryn witteپیش 17 روز

    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”.

  13. kathryn witte

    kathryn witteپیش 17 روز

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

  14. Nicole Herrmann

    Nicole Herrmannپیش 17 روز

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

  15. Diego Villalobos

    Diego Villalobosپیش 17 روز

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

  16. tbunnibaby

    tbunnibabyپیش 19 روز

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

  17. Tara Wright

    Tara Wrightپیش 19 روز

    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.

  18. Tara Wright

    Tara Wrightپیش 19 روز

    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.

  19. Aaron Lee

    Aaron Leeپیش 20 روز

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

  20. Robert Pierssen

    Robert Pierssenپیش 23 روز

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

  21. sltd mn

    sltd mnپیش 24 روز

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

  22. may

    mayپیش 24 روز

    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.

  23. I am Eno

    I am Enoپیش 27 روز

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

  24. Kat D

    Kat Dپیش ماه

    Claire, your Virgo is showing.

  25. Jake Salvaleon

    Jake Salvaleonپیش ماه

    wow christina looks good with a red lip

  26. ultraviolence

    ultraviolenceپیش ماه

    claire is so positive i-

  27. Phardy McClerk

    Phardy McClerkپیش ماه

    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.

  28. Nathan

    Nathanپیش ماه

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

  29. Vanessa22

    Vanessa22پیش ماه

    I love Christina's scene of humor.

  30. waftingwafting

    waftingwaftingپیش ماه

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

  31. Ginny A

    Ginny Aپیش ماه

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

  32. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolfپیش ماه

    I feel like Claire and Chris should do a episode,

  33. lol hey

    lol heyپیش ماه

    Never knew I needed to see Chris in shorts until now

  34. M. Ali

    M. Aliپیش ماه

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

  35. Mars Ultor

    Mars Ultorپیش ماه

    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 ♥️♥️♥️

  36. 94BestYearEver

    94BestYearEverپیش ماه

    claire and christina was the duo I never knew I needed

  37. Margie Kuras

    Margie Kurasپیش ماه

    Drink every time Claire cuts Christina off LOL

  38. Nusayba Chowdhury

    Nusayba Chowdhuryپیش ماه

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

  39. Nusayba Chowdhury

    Nusayba Chowdhuryپیش ماه

    I miss Christina. I need her in more episodes!

  40. Emma Avery

    Emma Averyپیش ماه

    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.

  41. Emma Avery

    Emma Averyپیش ماه

    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.

  42. Musaab Umair

    Musaab Umairپیش ماه

    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

  43. Quinn Sojonky

    Quinn Sojonkyپیش ماه

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

  44. Haley Bolton

    Haley Boltonپیش ماه

    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

  45. Kaberi Roy

    Kaberi Royپیش ماه

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

  46. Macarena Nuñez

    Macarena Nuñezپیش ماه

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

  47. Katori Files

    Katori Filesپیش ماه

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

  48. KB

    KBپیش ماه

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

  49. Ashes, Ashes

    Ashes, Ashesپیش ماه

    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 🤓

  50. Kaitlan Krivdo

    Kaitlan Krivdoپیش ماه

    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

  51. hebegebe11

    hebegebe11پیش ماه

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

  52. Sam LJ

    Sam LJپیش ماه

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

  53. Austin Crawford

    Austin Crawfordپیش ماه

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

  54. Irene Hernandez

    Irene Hernandezپیش ماه

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

  55. Hieronymus Bosch

    Hieronymus Boschپیش 2 ماه

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

  56. Ngaire Taylor

    Ngaire Taylorپیش 2 ماه

    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

  57. Lav Atomos

    Lav Atomosپیش 2 ماه

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

  58. peterpanda1943

    peterpanda1943پیش 2 ماه

    I need more Christina in these videos.

  59. VeAnn Lee

    VeAnn Leeپیش 2 ماه

    "that's not cute' HAHAHA

  60. Matti Allen

    Matti Allenپیش 2 ماه

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

  61. Michiko Manalang

    Michiko Manalangپیش 2 ماه


  62. Elizabeth Sondock

    Elizabeth Sondockپیش 2 ماه

    The word of the day is "hand salad"

  63. Annie S

    Annie Sپیش 2 ماه

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

  64. Henry Rodin

    Henry Rodinپیش 2 ماه

    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

  65. koolaid6140

    koolaid6140پیش 21 روز

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

  66. Vecrisv

    Vecrisvپیش 2 ماه

    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

  67. MrStevetmq

    MrStevetmqپیش 2 ماه

    Please consider "water cress" in that salad.

  68. Hannah Legaspi

    Hannah Legaspiپیش 2 ماه

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

  69. Kandice Cooper

    Kandice Cooperپیش 2 ماه

    Salad for Thanksgiving? No ma'am

  70. Sara Moore

    Sara Mooreپیش 2 ماه

    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

  71. Pia Frank

    Pia Frankپیش 2 ماه

    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?

  72. Ellie Vanden Busch

    Ellie Vanden Buschپیش 2 ماه

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

  73. peachpastel-

    peachpastel-پیش 2 ماه

    ✰𝕔𝕙𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕒 𝕚𝕤 𝕤𝕠 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖✰

  74. Stacey DeCome

    Stacey DeComeپیش 2 ماه

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

  75. a

    aپیش 2 ماه

    christina is very underrated

  76. Lauryn Yearwood

    Lauryn Yearwoodپیش 2 ماه

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

  77. a wild wild wildflower

    a wild wild wildflowerپیش 2 ماه

    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.

  78. Kassia

    Kassiaپیش 3 ماه

    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

  79. Weaponized Anonymity

    Weaponized Anonymityپیش 3 ماه

    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.

  80. L Shafer

    L Shaferپیش 3 ماه

    I want making perfect tacos

  81. honey dew

    honey dewپیش 3 ماه

    I don’t really like molly...

  82. John Navas

    John Navasپیش 3 ماه

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

  83. Gio T

    Gio Tپیش 3 ماه

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

  84. Gio T

    Gio Tپیش 3 ماه

    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

  85. iPyromantic

    iPyromanticپیش 3 ماه

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

  86. Elijah Nadler

    Elijah Nadlerپیش 3 ماه

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

  87. trafficsignal101

    trafficsignal101پیش 3 ماه

    Perfect Thanksgiving sides are stuffing, mashed potatos, corn (whole kernel), and green bean casserole. A good French bread, well buttered, is not bad either, but not required.