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

  • Published: 06 November 2019
  • 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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  • Bon Appétit
    Bon Appétit   2 weeks back

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    • Udit Gupta
      Udit Gupta  11 hours back

      @Tokanya PANIC

    • Diana Chan
      Diana Chan  1 weeks back

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    • Christopher Rutt
      Christopher Rutt  1 weeks back

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

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  • Anna Schreiber
    Anna Schreiber  2 hours back

    Why did everyone seem soooo on edge in this episode tho

    • Lee W
      Lee W  4 hours back

      Molly looked annoyed af 😂

      • tfa p one
        tfa p one  13 hours back

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

        • Yesenia Florez
          Yesenia Florez  14 hours back

          Clair Miss bossy

          • Giovanna Borsarini
            Giovanna Borsarini  15 hours back

            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
              si2foo  16 hours back

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

              • Sam Tashy
                Sam Tashy  19 hours back

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

                • Natalie
                  Natalie  1 days back

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

                  • Jake M
                    Jake M  1 days back

                    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  1 days back

                      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  1 days back

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

                        • Francisca Chaparro
                          Francisca Chaparro  1 days back

                          claire was pissed the entire time

                          • Parker Hinkley
                            Parker Hinkley  2 days back

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

                            • Adam Smith
                              Adam Smith  2 days back

                              Why is Christina being difficult 😒

                              • 5naxalotl
                                5naxalotl  2 days back

                                "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
                                  b  2 days back

                                  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
                                    terpinhawgin666  2 days back

                                    Very hard to watch

                                    • Adan Falcon
                                      Adan Falcon  2 days back

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

                                      • Lara Barney
                                        Lara Barney  2 days back

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

                                        • gladitsnotme
                                          gladitsnotme  2 days back

                                          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  2 days back

                                            Where's the green bean casserole!!?

                                            • Annoying Anomaly
                                              Annoying Anomaly  3 days back

                                              lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

                                              • Allison
                                                Allison  3 days back

                                                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  3 days back

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

                                                  • Lawrence Metzger
                                                    Lawrence Metzger  3 days back

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

                                                    • heythisistiana
                                                      heythisistiana  3 days back

                                                      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
                                                        DoctorRose26  3 days back

                                                        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  3 days back

                                                          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  3 days back

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

                                                            • Rebekah N
                                                              Rebekah N  3 days back

                                                              No one:

                                                              Carla: BRUSSELS ARE TINY CABBAGES

                                                              • EndTimes EndTimesDeception

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

                                                                • Davis Tuck
                                                                  Davis Tuck  3 days back

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

                                                                  • Jessica Eaves
                                                                    Jessica Eaves  3 days back

                                                                    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  3 days back

                                                                      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  3 days back

                                                                    I hate squash

                                                                    • Andy Rivers
                                                                      Andy Rivers  3 days back

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

                                                                      • Berra Saral
                                                                        Berra Saral  3 days back

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

                                                                        • Berra Saral
                                                                          Berra Saral  3 days back

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

                                                                          • Lucy Smith
                                                                            Lucy Smith  3 days back

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

                                                                            • GaleRoWaifs
                                                                              GaleRoWaifs  3 days back

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

                                                                              • Ninad Joshi
                                                                                Ninad Joshi  3 days back

                                                                                Why is Gaby not in these videos :(

                                                                                • Audrey Pham
                                                                                  Audrey Pham  3 days back

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

                                                                                  • Somewhere Upthere
                                                                                    Somewhere Upthere  4 days back

                                                                                    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  4 days back

                                                                                      Christina - it’s hairy it’s poky, it’s not cute. Period.

                                                                                      Claire- Christina, JUST LIE CHRISTINA!

                                                                                      • Suzzy Montes
                                                                                        Suzzy Montes  4 days back

                                                                                        I would die for that salad and Claire

                                                                                        • Cam McBride
                                                                                          Cam McBride  4 days back

                                                                                          Christina is awesome can she be a regular?!

                                                                                          • Marcel
                                                                                            Marcel  4 days back

                                                                                            Who eats salad on Thanksgiving???

                                                                                            • PoiBoink
                                                                                              PoiBoink  4 days back

                                                                                              BA better give christina a new video after this series