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

  • Published on Nov 6, 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  15 days ago +894

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      Udit Gupta 3 days ago

      @Tokanya PANIC

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      Diana Chan 10 days ago

      Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

    • Christopher Rutt
      Christopher Rutt 12 days ago

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

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  • Historically.
    Historically. 2 minutes ago

    Claire and Andy would not get along as a team loool

  • AugDog
    AugDog Hour ago

    Claire has such beautiful big Brown eyes she is so beautiful

  • Ian Cryar
    Ian Cryar 4 hours ago

    The high-five is quintessentially Jr. High and incredibly easy so it is funny to watch Claire and Christina practice it .

  • slimkt
    slimkt 8 hours ago +2

    Christina’s such a chill babe. BA needs to put her in more videos.

  • Andrea Luong
    Andrea Luong 10 hours ago

    the slow zoom on the radicchio frisee and belgian endive part of the flow chart... peak comedy

  • Kim Barbeau
    Kim Barbeau 10 hours ago

    10:38 I don't like where this is headed... Chris was right. No lettuce

  • lil goth
    lil goth 14 hours ago

    the way they recorded this in july

  • mattrg320
    mattrg320 14 hours ago

    Christina gives me confidence

  • Angela Jordan
    Angela Jordan 15 hours ago

    Get rid of the pomegranate. It’s so wrong

  • viviana
    viviana 16 hours ago

    Loved when they listed a bunch of lettuces and I didn’t recognize a single one ... there’s so much knowledge I just do not have

  • ShortOrderCook
    ShortOrderCook 16 hours ago

    Seemed like very little curiosity and experimentation compared to the other episodes. It’s like they (she) had the entire thing decided beforehand.

  • Ashton LeBleu
    Ashton LeBleu 17 hours ago +1

    I guess I don't see Claire as bossy and Christine as quiet. Christine called them both out for being upset about brussel sprouts and being burnt. Claire is a talker and has a regular show she hosts. Just like Brad can talk to much so can Claire. Heck Andy was lying behind Brad's back instead of just saying no and then was wrong! But they worked well together. I liked Christina and Claire. Christina was like well...we have erred let's take a break. I like em

  • Luxilune
    Luxilune 17 hours ago

    I dont really see what everyone's saying- Claire and her seem on the same level and Claire is just more assertive.

  • vagentzero
    vagentzero 19 hours ago

    "Unlike you, I am hungry." -- Christina, hero of the people

  • Kassandra Rahman

    I live the way you two describe food. It makes me look at it in a different manner.

  • Jozif Fjord
    Jozif Fjord Day ago


  • Snooky Boonah
    Snooky Boonah Day ago +4

    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 Day ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 2 days ago

    24:08 😂

  • MissCassie2001
    MissCassie2001 2 days ago

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

  • Kyla Sophia
    Kyla Sophia 2 days ago

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

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  • Shelby Lee
    Shelby Lee 2 days ago

    Peep mic drop at 17:46

  • kacytron
    kacytron 2 days ago

    Christina is a dark horse. Don’t underestimate!

  • babykatiex
    babykatiex 2 days ago +2

    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 2 days ago +1

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

  • Bella Fitri
    Bella Fitri 2 days ago +1

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

  • Just a BTS fan
    Just a BTS fan 2 days ago

    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 ago +1

    That other one has ZERO input

  • Anna Schreiber
    Anna Schreiber 3 days ago +2

    Why did everyone seem soooo on edge in this episode tho

  • Lee W
    Lee W 3 days ago

    Molly looked annoyed af 😂

  • tfa p one
    tfa p one 3 days ago

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

  • Yesenia Florez
    Yesenia Florez 3 days ago

    Clair Miss bossy

  • Gio qa
    Gio qa 3 days ago +3

    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 3 days ago

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

  • Sam Tashy
    Sam Tashy 3 days ago +1

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

  • Natalie
    Natalie 3 days ago

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

  • Jake M
    Jake M 4 days ago +1

    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 4 days ago

    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 4 days ago +2

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

  • Francisca Chaparro
    Francisca Chaparro 4 days ago

    claire was pissed the entire time

  • Parker Hinkley
    Parker Hinkley 4 days ago

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

  • Adam Smith
    Adam Smith 4 days ago +1

    Why is Christina being difficult 😒

    • Shelly
      Shelly 2 days ago

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

  • 5naxalotl
    5naxalotl 4 days ago +2

    "i don't need lettuce 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 4 days ago +1

    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 5 days ago

    Very hard to watch

  • Adan Falcon
    Adan Falcon 5 days ago +1

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

  • Lara Barney
    Lara Barney 5 days ago +3

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

  • gladitsnotme
    gladitsnotme 5 days ago

    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 5 days ago +2

    Where's the green bean casserole!!?

  • Annoying Anomaly
    Annoying Anomaly 5 days ago

    lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

  • Allison
    Allison 5 days ago +1

    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 5 days ago +1

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

  • Lawrence Metzger
    Lawrence Metzger 5 days ago +2

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

  • heythisistiana
    heythisistiana 5 days ago +3

    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 5 days ago +2

    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 5 days ago +1

    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.