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  2 days back

      @Tokanya PANIC

    • Diana Chan
      Diana Chan  1 weeks back

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    • Christopher Rutt
      Christopher Rutt  2 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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  • Jozif Fjord
    Jozif Fjord  4 hours back


    • Snooky Boonah
      Snooky Boonah  5 hours back

      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.

      • Inez Coquereau
        Inez Coquereau  8 hours back

        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.

        • Arief Rakhman
          Arief Rakhman  16 hours back

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

          • Arief Rakhman
            Arief Rakhman  16 hours back

            24:08 😂

            • MissCassie2001
              MissCassie2001  17 hours back

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

              • Kyla Sophia
                Kyla Sophia  1 days back

                This is the first time i've seen christina and I LOVE HER ALREADY <3

                • надежда кропотина


                  • Shelby Lee
                    Shelby Lee  1 days back

                    Peep mic drop at 17:46

                    • kacytron
                      kacytron  1 days back

                      Christina is a dark horse. Don’t underestimate!

                      • babykatiex
                        babykatiex  1 days back

                        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?

                        • owen okay
                          owen okay  1 days back

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

                          • Bella Fitri
                            Bella Fitri  1 days back

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

                            • Just a BTS fan
                              Just a BTS fan  1 days back

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

                              • Berenice New Neighbor Hood

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

                                • Jacqueline
                                  Jacqueline  2 days back

                                  That other one has ZERO input

                                  • Anna Schreiber
                                    Anna Schreiber  2 days back

                                    Why did everyone seem soooo on edge in this episode tho

                                    • Lee W
                                      Lee W  2 days back

                                      Molly looked annoyed af 😂

                                      • tfa p one
                                        tfa p one  2 days back

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

                                        • Yesenia Florez
                                          Yesenia Florez  2 days back

                                          Clair Miss bossy

                                          • Giovanna Borsarini
                                            Giovanna Borsarini  2 days 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  2 days back

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

                                              • Sam Tashy
                                                Sam Tashy  2 days back

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

                                                • Natalie
                                                  Natalie  3 days back

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

                                                  • Jake M
                                                    Jake M  3 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  3 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  3 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  3 days back

                                                          claire was pissed the entire time

                                                          • Parker Hinkley
                                                            Parker Hinkley  3 days back

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

                                                            • Adam Smith
                                                              Adam Smith  3 days back

                                                              Why is Christina being difficult 😒

                                                              • Shelly
                                                                Shelly  1 days back

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

                                                            • 5naxalotl
                                                              5naxalotl  3 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  3 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  4 days back

                                                                  Very hard to watch

                                                                  • Adan Falcon
                                                                    Adan Falcon  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                                      • gladitsnotme
                                                                        gladitsnotme  4 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  4 days back

                                                                          Where's the green bean casserole!!?

                                                                          • Annoying Anomaly
                                                                            Annoying Anomaly  4 days back

                                                                            lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

                                                                            • Allison
                                                                              Allison  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                                                • Lawrence Metzger
                                                                                  Lawrence Metzger  4 days back

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

                                                                                  • heythisistiana
                                                                                    heythisistiana  4 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  4 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  4 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  4 days back

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

                                                                                          • Rebekah N
                                                                                            Rebekah N  4 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