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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    Bon AppétitBon Appétit9 days ago
    • Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

      Diana ChanDiana Chan4 days ago
    • So this is a recipe you made in 2017? But you’re “creating” it in 2019? I feel so used!

      Christopher RuttChristopher Rutt7 days ago
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      V. HefnerV. Hefner7 days ago
    • I roast 3 different types of sweet potatoes.. always have to use purples for the color with rosemary and garlic....toss in honey and cayanne to's a must in our house lol Andy's right 🤣

      Seana WallaceSeana Wallace8 days ago
  • lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

    Annoying AnomalyAnnoying AnomalyHour ago
  • 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!

    AllisonAllison2 hours ago
  • I love these videos. They are also a very interesting sociological experience to watch.

    Meghan McInerneyMeghan McInerney2 hours ago
  • Kinda pissed off at these sides. Lol. Where is the green bean casserole and the sweet potatoes?

    Lawrence MetzgerLawrence Metzger3 hours ago
  • 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?

    heythisistianaheythisistiana3 hours ago
  • 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.

    DoctorRose26DoctorRose264 hours ago
  • 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 BystedtDylan Bystedt7 hours ago
  • You could've had texture in the meal had y'all made mashed potatoes and not potato soup.

    Dylan BystedtDylan Bystedt7 hours ago

    Rebekah NRebekah N8 hours ago
  • Episode would of been way better without Christina just saying not trying to be mean

    EndTimes EndTimesDeceptionEndTimes EndTimesDeception9 hours ago
  • My favorite side for thanksgiving is bacon wrapped green bean bundles cooked in a brown sugar butter mixture

    Davis TuckDavis Tuck11 hours ago
  • 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

    Jessica EavesJessica Eaves13 hours ago
    • 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.

      Geoffrey AlanGeoffrey Alan5 hours ago
  • I hate squash

    bananaman 158831bananaman 15883113 hours ago
  • 5:36 was an unintentional innuendo that I don't see enough comments about

    Andy RiversAndy Rivers13 hours ago
  • Pomegranate molasses is used a lot here in Turkey. Very underrated.

    Berra SaralBerra Saral15 hours ago
  • Why can't they make Molly's recipe if that's the best?

    Berra SaralBerra Saral15 hours ago
  • i see why claire got dough by herself in the making perfect pizza series...

    Lucy SmithLucy Smith15 hours ago
  • I'm ready to go to war with Christina bc of all the faces she made while judging Claire

    GaleRoWaifsGaleRoWaifs15 hours ago
  • Why is Gaby not in these videos :(

    Ninad JoshiNinad Joshi15 hours ago
  • Christina doesn’t seem like the talkative type. That’s probably why the editing makes Claire looks like she dominates.

    Audrey PhamAudrey Pham22 hours ago
  • The only thing they barely thought about was color. Everything is orangy brownish. The turkey, the cornbread stuffing, the roasted roots...kinda boring.

    Somewhere UpthereSomewhere UpthereDay ago
  • Christina - it’s hairy it’s poky, it’s not cute. Period. Claire- Christina, JUST LIE CHRISTINA!

    Alyse CameronAlyse CameronDay ago
  • I would die for that salad and Claire

    Suzzy MontesSuzzy MontesDay ago
  • Christina is awesome can she be a regular?!

    Cam McBrideCam McBrideDay ago
  • Who eats salad on Thanksgiving???

    MarcelMarcelDay ago
  • BA better give christina a new video after this series

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

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

      Geoffrey AlanGeoffrey Alan5 hours ago
  • Muito bom

    Cadu knuppCadu knuppDay ago
  • Squash and Brussels sprouts. As a Midwesterner this idea of having actual vegetables at the Thanksgiving dinner spread is foreign to me. Where's all the corn? The brown colored foods, mostly because the brown is tons of gravy on everything? Can I just melt marshmallows all over the veggies?

    Jack PryorJack PryorDay ago
  • No Claire is correct burned is perfect

    L SL SDay ago
  • Where in NYC can I find some honeynut squash?!

    Jillian HoffmanJillian HoffmanDay ago
    • Jillian Hoffman FoodKick has honeynut and 898. Whole Foods might too.

      Geoffrey AlanGeoffrey Alan5 hours ago
  • Please do a christmas version of this series!

    Issa O'SullivanIssa O'SullivanDay ago
  • Christina and brad together would make the most chill optimistic video ever.

    Aditya paiAditya paiDay ago
  • Guanciale would be good with the sprouts

    Kai DemlerKai DemlerDay ago
    • Kai Demler omg yes

      Geoffrey AlanGeoffrey Alan5 hours ago
  • They are like older and younger sister cooking together. :D

    Isuru RanawakaIsuru RanawakaDay ago
  • I need more Christina videos, seriously. Also, I love Claire but really steamrolled over some of Christina’s ideas

    Leslie RaeLeslie RaeDay ago
  • Claire totally overran Christina and I don't think they made a very good team. I'd like to see more of Christina in front of the camera too. Pair Claire with Molly or Carla but give Christina more air time. Try placing her with Chris or Priya!

    MeridienMeridienDay ago
  • I was like: NOP, NOP, I'm just gonna make Molly's recipe. No way I'm getting pomegranate molasses

    Adriana MartinezAdriana Martinez2 days ago
  • Chris is wearing camo cargo shorts and quoting guy fierri.... Who are you and what have you done with Chris?!

    jesse johnsonjesse johnson2 days ago
  • I have to say, this is my least favorite episode of the series. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Claire, she is amazing, and I understand that she is used to running Gourmet Makes, so maybe her instincts to take charge may have kicked in; however, she completely walked all over Christina in this episode. I feel like Christina did not get to put in her creative ideas, and Claire got her way the entire episode. I wish Christina would have voiced her opinions more here, she had some good ones.

    KiaKia2 days ago
  • Did anyone else notice it said “episode 5: sides” and at the end it said next episode would be “episode 5: pies”

    Veronica NavarroVeronica Navarro2 days ago
  • I usually only see Claire on her own or Claire with Brad that I’ve never realised that she has such a strong personality haha. (Or at least strong opinions about things.)

    blacktulipblacktulip2 days ago
  • the day 3 curse came early 24:42

    Caroline LewCaroline Lew2 days ago
  • claire is annoying I can't even watch

    Jo Ellen ZayerJo Ellen Zayer2 days ago
  • Claire swearing always cheers me up

    Jared BentonJared Benton2 days ago
  • I don’t understand why people are surprised that Claire is getting her way. She has always had that type of personality which is why she is so lovable.

    Mariel ColleyMariel Colley2 days ago
  • I don’t think Claire was being that bossy, I just think she’s used to running her own show and explaining everything narratively, and took charge because it’s what she’s used to. She’s also usually paired with other chefs like Brad who talk a lot as well. I don’t think the editing did justice for either Christina or Claire. Christina did speak, it was just later in the episode so it seemed as though Claire took over.

    Chantal CChantal C2 days ago
  • Didn't even give goat cheese a chance

    Zenn LabsZenn Labs2 days ago
  • These two hate each other

    Sergio CuevaSergio Cueva2 days ago
  • claire gives me major capricorn vibes

    Julia MartinsJulia Martins2 days ago
  • 21:05 the amount of self-control and tongue biting after being cut for the millionth time

    Jordina Pi GrauJordina Pi Grau2 days ago
  • Oh Molly! And Duke's Mayo is amazing!

    Lilyn HesterLilyn Hester2 days ago
  • Christina don’t be afraid to be yourself

    Christine NgoChristine Ngo2 days ago
  • They lost me when they abandoned the brussels sprouts recipe they developed just because Molly had developed the same one. This show is called making perfect but they apparently aren't actually trying to find the perfect side.

    Mayor West CSGOMayor West CSGO2 days ago
  • Do Claire and Molly hate each other?

    cerberusdestcerberusdest2 days ago
  • And now everyone is like “wow claire sucks” bc she’s an assertive person and got paired with someone who isn’t on camera a lot or in the kitchen so she was probably just like “ok” just bc their personalities are different doesn’t make claire mean??

    Madison LeaderMadison Leader2 days ago
    • Chantal C if they would watch the video today with brad they’ll see the other side of her come out, it’s different personalities, brad stuck his opinion out more and that’s because he’s also assertive. she also has a lot of bad days and you can tell all this stuff stresses her out so maybe she doesn’t have a lot of patience sometimes!!

      Madison LeaderMadison Leader2 days ago
    • Claire is on camera all the time and is used to narrating as she goes. Christina probably isn’t and seems a bit more passive and go with the flow. It’s not as if she didn’t get her opinions in there, it’s just that Claire explained more.

      Chantal CChantal C2 days ago
    • Madison Leader THANK YOU

      Chantal CChantal C2 days ago
  • These vibes...

    kay vgeeekay vgeee2 days ago
  • Of all of the dishes for this Thanksgiving, I like how they made the recipes simple.

    jm Lanjm Lan2 days ago
  • 3:39 ahahah Claire you painted it when)) by color) By the way, I like salads so that it’s not porridge)🔝 9:14 why realy not create salad 10:20 my mother cooks some kind of sweet cabbage fry) (0_o) or all kinds of fruits 🍎🍐🍊🍋🍌🍍🥭🍑🥝 plum> Not cake Claire)) sorry> wrap lettuce leaf> 20:57 ahahaah bad situation) wtf it is black so green should be > girls in the oven you just dried it) 24:38? Molly is all black cabbage)) 100%> 27:33 RLY WOW Chris) like john CENA))

    Avetor UACAvetor UAC2 days ago