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

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    • Udit Gupta
      Udit Gupta

      @Tokanya PANIC

    • Diana Chan
      Diana Chan

      Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

    • Christopher Rutt
      Christopher Rutt

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

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  • Kyla Sophia
    Kyla Sophia

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

  • надежда кропотина
    надежда кропотина


  • Shelby Lee
    Shelby Lee

    Peep mic drop at 17:46

  • kacytron

    Christina is a dark horse. Don’t underestimate!

  • babykatiex

    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

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

  • Bella Fitri
    Bella Fitri

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

  • Just a BTS fan
    Just a BTS fan

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

  • Berenice New Neighbor Hood
    Berenice New Neighbor Hood

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

  • Jacqueline

    That other one has ZERO input

  • Anna Schreiber
    Anna Schreiber

    Why did everyone seem soooo on edge in this episode tho

  • Lee W
    Lee W

    Molly looked annoyed af 😂

  • tfa p one
    tfa p one

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

  • Yesenia Florez
    Yesenia Florez

    Clair Miss bossy

  • Giovanna Borsarini
    Giovanna Borsarini

    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

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

  • Sam Tashy
    Sam Tashy

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

  • Natalie

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

  • Jake M
    Jake M

    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

    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

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

  • Francisca Chaparro
    Francisca Chaparro

    claire was pissed the entire time

  • Parker Hinkley
    Parker Hinkley

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

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith

    Why is Christina being difficult 😒

    • Shelly

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

  • 5naxalotl

    "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

    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

    Very hard to watch

  • Adan Falcon
    Adan Falcon

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

  • Lara Barney
    Lara Barney

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

  • gladitsnotme

    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

    Where's the green bean casserole!!?

  • Annoying Anomaly
    Annoying Anomaly

    lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

  • Allison

    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

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

  • Lawrence Metzger
    Lawrence Metzger

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

  • heythisistiana

    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

    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

    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

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

  • Rebekah N
    Rebekah N


  • EndTimes EndTimesDeception
    EndTimes EndTimesDeception

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

  • Davis Tuck
    Davis Tuck

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

  • Jessica Eaves
    Jessica Eaves

    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

      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

    I hate squash

  • Andy Rivers
    Andy Rivers

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

  • Berra Saral
    Berra Saral

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

  • Berra Saral
    Berra Saral

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

  • Lucy Smith
    Lucy Smith

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

  • GaleRoWaifs

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

    • Shelly


  • Ninad Joshi
    Ninad Joshi

    Why is Gaby not in these videos :(

  • Audrey Pham
    Audrey Pham

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

  • Somewhere Upthere
    Somewhere Upthere

    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

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

  • Suzzy Montes
    Suzzy Montes

    I would die for that salad and Claire

  • Cam McBride
    Cam McBride

    Christina is awesome can she be a regular?!

  • Marcel

    Who eats salad on Thanksgiving???

  • PoiBoink

    BA better give christina a new video after this series

  • Sarah Fowler
    Sarah Fowler

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

    • Geoffrey Alan
      Geoffrey Alan

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

  • Cadu knupp
    Cadu knupp

    Muito bom

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