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 13 روز

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  2. Udit Gupta

    Udit Guptaپیش 2 روز

    @Tokanya PANIC

  3. Diana Chan

    Diana Chanپیش 9 روز

    Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

  4. Christopher Rutt

    Christopher Ruttپیش 11 روز

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

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    Animerockfreak87پیش 11 روز

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    V. Hefnerپیش 11 روز

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  7. Ryan

    Ryanپیش 4 ساعت

    Why do people assume that they are completely winging it on camera and that's all that is being shown? Practically, they most likely discuss what their plan of action will be and how it will be filmed PRIOR to filming. It just so happens that Claire is addressing the viewers which she does so succinctly and has much more experience doing at BA. That's not to discredit Christina, who is wonderful and a pro, as much as it is to say that Claire should not be getting this much heat without knowing first-hand the process of actually building these recipes and filming.

  8. Jozif Fjord

    Jozif Fjordپیش 8 ساعت


  9. Snooky Boonah

    Snooky Boonahپیش 10 ساعت

    Claire does not play well with others, which made me disappointed and frankly sad for Christina. Also, are we going to completely ignore the fact that nobody is ever going to make a radicchio salad with giant halves of squash. I'd be delegated to picking up the buns on the way to thanksgiving if I tried bringing that crap to the table.

  10. Inez Coquereau

    Inez Coquereauپیش 13 ساعت

    I want to make the brussel sprouts, but I wanted to ask the collective... how do you think bacon would taste added to it? I am intrigued by the date molasses but also I want bacon on my Thanksgiving veggie.

  11. Arief Rakhman

    Arief Rakhmanپیش 20 ساعت

    Christina should speak up more.. I hate to stereotyping (typical Asian?), but maybe it's not Claire's fault to dominate her, 😅

  12. Arief Rakhman

    Arief Rakhmanپیش 20 ساعت

    24:08 😂

  13. MissCassie2001

    MissCassie2001پیش 21 ساعت

    Why did I expect the ending to be like gourmet make where Claire goes through the recipe at the end

  14. Kyla Sophia

    Kyla Sophiaپیش روز

    This is the first time i've seen christina and I LOVE HER ALREADY

  15. надежда кропотина

    надежда кропотинаپیش روز


  16. Shelby Lee

    Shelby Leeپیش روز

    Peep mic drop at 17:46

  17. kacytron

    kacytronپیش روز

    Christina is a dark horse. Don’t underestimate!

  18. babykatiex

    babykatiexپیش روز

    holy crap Claire talks a lot, this showed a different side of her which is interesting! I also feel like somehow Chris got more say in this video than Christine did?

  19. owen okay

    owen okayپیش روز

    their chemistry makes me uncomfortable i feel like they have tension for some reason hahah

  20. Bella Fitri

    Bella Fitriپیش روز

    The only that can handle Claire in a team is the one and only Brad Leone 😂

  21. Just a BTS fan

    Just a BTS fanپیش روز

    The perfect thanksgiving sides: Sauteed green beans, stuffed mushrooms, roasted Brussel sprouts, and baked sweet potato :)

  22. Berenice New Neighbor Hood

    Berenice New Neighbor Hoodپیش روز

    Actual cooking begins @ 7:27 you’re welcome!

  23. Jacqueline

    Jacquelineپیش روز

    That other one has ZERO input

  24. Anna Schreiber

    Anna Schreiberپیش روز

    Why did everyone seem soooo on edge in this episode tho

  25. Lee W

    Lee Wپیش روز

    Molly looked annoyed af 😂

  26. tfa p one

    tfa p oneپیش 2 روز

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

  27. Yesenia Florez

    Yesenia Florezپیش 2 روز

    Clair Miss bossy

  28. Giovanna Borsarini

    Giovanna Borsariniپیش 2 روز

    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

  29. si2foo

    si2fooپیش 2 روز

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

  30. Sam Tashy

    Sam Tashyپیش 2 روز

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

  31. Natalie

    Natalieپیش 2 روز

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

  32. Jake M

    Jake Mپیش 2 روز

    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

  33. Astor Reinhardt

    Astor Reinhardtپیش 3 روز

    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.

  34. Francisca Chaparro

    Francisca Chaparroپیش 3 روز

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

  35. Francisca Chaparro

    Francisca Chaparroپیش 3 روز

    claire was pissed the entire time

  36. Parker Hinkley

    Parker Hinkleyپیش 3 روز

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

  37. Adam Smith

    Adam Smithپیش 3 روز

    Why is Christina being difficult 😒

  38. Shelly

    Shellyپیش روز

    exactly. lowkey she looked annoyed when claire asked the squash dude questions

  39. 5naxalotl

    5naxalotlپیش 3 روز

    "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

  40. b

    bپیش 3 روز

    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?

  41. terpinhawgin666

    terpinhawgin666پیش 3 روز

    Very hard to watch

  42. Adan Falcon

    Adan Falconپیش 3 روز

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

  43. Lara Barney

    Lara Barneyپیش 4 روز

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

  44. gladitsnotme

    gladitsnotmeپیش 4 روز

    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*.

  45. Dammit BertBert

    Dammit BertBertپیش 4 روز

    Where's the green bean casserole!!?

  46. Annoying Anomaly

    Annoying Anomalyپیش 4 روز

    lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

  47. Allison

    Allisonپیش 4 روز

    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!

  48. Meghan McInerney

    Meghan McInerneyپیش 4 روز

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

  49. Lawrence Metzger

    Lawrence Metzgerپیش 4 روز

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

  50. heythisistiana

    heythisistianaپیش 4 روز

    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?

  51. DoctorRose26

    DoctorRose26پیش 4 روز

    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.

  52. Dylan Bystedt

    Dylan Bystedtپیش 4 روز

    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.

  53. Dylan Bystedt

    Dylan Bystedtپیش 4 روز

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

  54. Rebekah N

    Rebekah Nپیش 4 روز


  55. EndTimes EndTimesDeception

    EndTimes EndTimesDeceptionپیش 4 روز

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

  56. Davis Tuck

    Davis Tuckپیش 4 روز

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

  57. Jessica Eaves

    Jessica Eavesپیش 4 روز

    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

  58. Geoffrey Alan

    Geoffrey Alanپیش 4 روز

    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.

  59. bananaman 158831

    bananaman 158831پیش 4 روز

    I hate squash

  60. Andy Rivers

    Andy Riversپیش 4 روز

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

  61. Berra Saral

    Berra Saralپیش 4 روز

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

  62. Berra Saral

    Berra Saralپیش 4 روز

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

  63. Lucy Smith

    Lucy Smithپیش 4 روز

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

  64. GaleRoWaifs

    GaleRoWaifsپیش 4 روز

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

  65. Shelly

    Shellyپیش روز


  66. Ninad Joshi

    Ninad Joshiپیش 4 روز

    Why is Gaby not in these videos :(

  67. Audrey Pham

    Audrey Phamپیش 5 روز

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

  68. Somewhere Upthere

    Somewhere Upthereپیش 5 روز

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