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.
Check out the story here: www.bonappetit.com/story/making-perfect-thanksgiving-sides
Squash and Radicchio Salad With Pecans: www.bonappetit.com/recipe/squash-and-radicchio-salad-with-pecans
Brussels Sprouts With Pistachios and Lime: www.bonappetit.com/recipe/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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  • Unleash your inner-Brad, Claire, Christina or whichever Test Kitchen chef you are this Thanksgiving! Get their expert intel, tools, techniques and recipes in the November issue. Subscribe to Bon Appétit now and get a free tote while you’re at it: bit.ly/2ByGiVg

    Bon AppétitBon Appétit6 months ago
    • Just chiming in... Trying to get a date with Claire. ;)

      rodya255rodya2556 months ago
    • @Tokanya PANIC

      Udit GuptaUdit Gupta6 months ago
    • Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

      Diana ChanDiana Chan6 months ago
    • So this is a recipe you made in 2017? But you’re “creating” it in 2019? I feel so used!

      Christopher RuttChristopher Rutt6 months ago
    • I would love to subscribe to the Magazine, but I don't have a credit card and BA site doesn't do Paypal or anything else for Germany T_T

      Animerockfreak87Animerockfreak876 months ago
  • its ok its just abit of diff personality types and instinct no need to flame her❤️

    rip cinrip cin4 days ago
  • I love champagne vinegar yumm

    Susan AndersonSusan Anderson7 days ago
  • Brussel sprouts had their moment 5 years ago??? What do you eat for Christmas dinner every year ahahahahha

    mTechnopepmTechnopep11 days ago
  • Brussel sprouts had their moment 5 years ago??? What do you eat for Christmas dinner every year ahahahahha

    mTechnopepmTechnopep11 days ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1287">21:27</a> Christina is awesome I love her soft-pedalling the sprouts were burned. Great show ladies!

    Ian BellIan Bell12 days ago
  • I think the vibe for this entire episode boils down to this exchange: Claire: I think we make a good team. Christina: Yes, Claire dictates and I follow. Claire: I didn't wanna murder you in the end, I think that says a lot. <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1833">30:33</a>

    Alejandro González PalomaresAlejandro González Palomares22 days ago
  • Do Nee Yorkers have farmer’s markets at THANKSGIVING? I understand that they’re filming this in July but Claire said (<a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="840">14:00</a>) she doesn’t feel guilty telling readers to go to the farmer’s market for 898 when everything else is available at the supermarket. Middle America’s farmers and grocers will laugh at me (any time of the year) if I ask for a squash called “898”.

    kathryn wittekathryn witte24 days ago
  • As Sohla minds her own business in the background? I feel sad...

    kathryn wittekathryn witte24 days ago
  • Did no one notice Brad barefoot in the back of the scene??? <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1812">30:12</a>

    Nicole HerrmannNicole Herrmann24 days ago
  • andy: *IM OK WITH SQUASH* .... ᶦᵐ ᵒᵏ ʷᶦᵗʰ ˢᵠᵘᵃˢʰ <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="75">1:15</a>

    Diego VillalobosDiego Villalobos24 days ago
  • I felt like Chris came at me with that Jicama comment 🧐😁

    tbunnibabytbunnibaby25 days ago
  • What do you folks do with all the food you cook when you do all these experiments? I don't want to be "that person". Its just that, having gone without food many times when my children were young, seeing perfectly good food go to waste always makes me uncomfortable.

    Tara WrightTara Wright26 days ago
  • Until tonight, I was entirely unaware I needed honey nut squash in my life. Now to actually find one where I live... Its the beginning of spring here. I guess I could plant some.

    Tara WrightTara Wright26 days ago
  • Do not make the brussel sprouts by the original recipe by Molly. They are the most disgusting experience you'll ever achieve

    Aaron LeeAaron Lee26 days ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1232">20:32</a> Christina: We're acting like cooking Brussels sprouts is like making snickers Claire: *triggered*

    Robert PierssenRobert PierssenMonth ago
  • i feel like Molly felt quite a bit offended with the laughing there :(

    sltd mnsltd mnMonth ago
  • poor christina, i felt bad that she was getting stepped on. as much as this might be stressful and claire has her way of doing things, i don't know if christina and claire would've been the way to go. maybe christina and sohla would've been a good match since sohla is as chill as christina.

    maymayMonth ago
  • What is sumac like... i'm curious and why does brad always mention sumac sumac sumac in every episode,,.almost in all appearances 🤣🤣😗

    I am EnoI am EnoMonth ago
  • Claire, your Virgo is showing.

    Kat DKat DMonth ago
  • wow christina looks good with a red lip

    Jake SalvaleonJake SalvaleonMonth ago
  • claire is so positive i-

    ultraviolenceultraviolenceMonth ago
  • I agree with everyone in the comments saying Claire is a bit 'Hermione Granger' in this and it seems like shes taking over the ep but i also think that Christina probably isn't as used to being a host like Claire has and thats why it feels like Claire is doing doing all the talking. Plus Claire is probably used to being the host whenever she's on camera and that side of her maybe takes over.

    Phardy McClerkPhardy McClerkMonth ago
  • I wish I had a group like this to bounce around food ideas...

    NathanNathanMonth ago
  • I love Christina's scene of humor.

    Vanessa22Vanessa22Month ago
  • Claire and Christina wasn't a good pairing. Claire surprisingly was way too dominant and impolite.

    waftingwaftingwaftingwaftingMonth ago
  • If this was Molly and Carla's episode, they would have gone to Brussels to determine the perfect brussel sprouts.

    Ginny AGinny AMonth ago
  • I feel like Claire and Chris should do a episode,

    Shadow WolfShadow WolfMonth ago
  • Never knew I needed to see Chris in shorts until now

    lol heylol heyMonth ago
  • Now I know why no one paired up with Claire for pizza making.

    M. AliM. AliMonth ago
  • I actually feel Christina HARD. It looks like Claire is walking all over her, but I think she’s done so many Gourmet Makes by herself that she’s developed her take-charge on-cam persona (plus her own strong perfectionist personality) while Christina might be a little more reserved. They make a “good” partnership bc Christina’s personality type means she doesn’t really argue or oppose, she suggests and continues. I feel like Delany made a good partner for Christina in the try everything video, cos he purposefully gave her time and space to give opinions. MORE CHRISTINA CONtent ♥️♥️♥️

    Mars UltorMars UltorMonth ago
  • claire and christina was the duo I never knew I needed

    94BestYearEver94BestYearEverMonth ago
  • Drink every time Claire cuts Christina off LOL

    Margie KurasMargie KurasMonth ago
  • I’m upset that there wasn’t any corn as a side in this episode but I also really love corn lol

    Nusayba ChowdhuryNusayba ChowdhuryMonth ago
  • I miss Christina. I need her in more episodes!

    Nusayba ChowdhuryNusayba ChowdhuryMonth ago
  • I read the comments before getting into this video, and while I do see what people mean about Claire running the show a bit I do think there's more to it than that. First off, I love Christina and we need more of her on the channel than what we're getting. That said, she was either nervous to be so "on" or something like it (maybe specifically working with Claire on such a big video? That's a pretty big deal). Just by the editing and the way they're talking, it looks like they cut out a whole lot of the decision making process and cut straight to Claire saying "so we decided on doing _________" in order to make more room for the giggling and the goofiness. I enjoy the silly, but taking away the decision making on a show that's all about it does turn Claire into a bit of a steamroller. Overall I see what people mean, but I didn't find it nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be.

    Emma AveryEmma AveryMonth ago
  • I feel like the apple cider vinaigrette was a missed opportunity- like yes I probably can't get that exact vinaigrette, but I do have access to apple cider vinegar and can probably figure out how to make a vinaigrette with it.

    Emma AveryEmma AveryMonth ago
  • I used to think that Claire was a Ravenclaw or maybe a Hufflepuff. But in the past few weeks or binging through quarantine, I have come to understand that she is a major Slytherin. What's worse is I fear the success of Gourmet Makes might be getting to her head, the girl needs to calm down

    Musaab UmairMusaab UmairMonth ago
  • This might be weird, I'm traditionally a BRAD fan, but what is the set temp in the TK?

    Quinn SojonkyQuinn SojonkyMonth ago
  • i think christina made a lot of decisions but claire voiced them more. claire definitely is more assertive but its not really a bad thing. she generally works alone so shes used to it

    Haley BoltonHaley BoltonMonth ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="21">0:21</a> Christina 2019:"I will not be the last thing on that table."

    Kaberi RoyKaberi RoyMonth ago
  • just bc claire talked the whole video, it doesn't mean that they didn't agree on things off camera people

    Macarena NuñezMacarena NuñezMonth ago
  • “Why are you laughing?” “WhAt ArE wE gOiNg To Do?!?!”

    Katori FilesKatori FilesMonth ago
  • This episode is literally Claire with an assistant.. I love Claire but poor Christina 😂

    KBKBMonth ago
  • I love that Christina gives off a Julia Child, coolly dealing with all kinds of set backs, vibe. And not just that she's tall 🤓

    Ashes, AshesAshes, AshesMonth ago
  • Those are the two sides they picked? random vegetables and not even the consideration of mac and cheese or anything else regional??? They look good, but nothing screams Thanksgiving

    Kaitlan KrivdoKaitlan KrivdoMonth ago
  • No Mac and cheese for Thanksgiving... You heathens hahaha.

    hebegebe11hebegebe112 months ago
  • Christina, at 5 o'clock: we are great. we are amazing. killing it. Christina, 40 minutes later: ok so today was *traumatic*

    Sam LJSam LJ2 months ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="278">4:38</a> perfect bread proofing weather tho

    Austin CrawfordAustin Crawford2 months ago
  • I enjoyed watching Christina. She so adorable. I wanna see more of her.💛

    Irene HernandezIrene Hernandez2 months ago
  • <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="915">15:15</a> lol

    Hieronymus BoschHieronymus Bosch2 months ago
  • Best way I’ve ever had Brussels sprouts were small ones cut in half and steamed lightly then tossed in butter, lemon zest, garlic and thyme

    Ngaire TaylorNgaire Taylor2 months ago
  • Claire: I think we make a good team. Cristina: Claire did things and I follow. Hahahaha *laughs nervously.

    Lav AtomosLav Atomos2 months ago
  • I need more Christina in these videos.

    peterpanda1943peterpanda19432 months ago
  • "that's not cute' HAHAHA

    VeAnn LeeVeAnn Lee2 months ago
  • Who heard endive and immediately thought of the cartoon show chowder and then it all made more sense? 😂

    Matti AllenMatti Allen2 months ago
  • "IS THAT WHAT YOU GUYS DEVELOPED" I cannot

    Michiko ManalangMichiko Manalang2 months ago
  • The word of the day is "hand salad"

    Elizabeth SondockElizabeth Sondock2 months ago
  • this was painful to watch, claire should stick to solo shoots

    Annie SAnnie S2 months ago
  • Honestly they shoulda just kept the Brussels recipe they had. The fact that Molly developed the same recipe shouldn't have been a problem; in fact, it probably should've been reassuring because it shows that another person thinks their recipe is great

    Henry RodinHenry Rodin2 months ago
    • I think this was supposed to be for the magazine and they can't print the same recipe twice?

      koolaid6140koolaid614028 days ago
  • For me, a native spanish speaker, to hear how they pronounce some words like "agrodOlce" as "agrodolcE" it's kinda weird but in a good way hahaha... even tho it's italian, still sound weird to me

    VecrisvVecrisv2 months ago
  • Please consider "water cress" in that salad.

    MrStevetmqMrStevetmq2 months ago
  • i feel like claire is simply just used to hosting a show by herself. how can she help it after gourmet makes? lol

    Hannah LegaspiHannah Legaspi2 months ago
  • Salad for Thanksgiving? No ma'am

    Kandice CooperKandice Cooper2 months ago
  • This is the first time that Claire has got my nerves just didn't appreciate how she treated Christina just didn't take her feelings into account Christina is just as important as you Claire this is not mean girls bit if you treated me like that I might push you in front of a bus

    Sara MooreSara Moore2 months ago
  • I feel like Christina probably has so much more to give and is being majorly underestimated. Therefore I think we need more of her on BA. Wended to get to know her and her background more and put her to the test. Anyone else agree?

    Pia FrankPia Frank2 months ago
  • this was filmed in july, the theme is thanksgiving, and i'm watching in march...

    Ellie Vanden BuschEllie Vanden Busch2 months ago
  • ✰𝕔𝕙𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕒 𝕚𝕤 𝕤𝕠 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕒𝕓𝕝𝕖✰

    peachpastel-peachpastel-3 months ago
  • I really don’t appreciate how underappreciated Christina’s opinions were. I love Claire but she is not a good team player AT ALL

    Stacey DeComeStacey DeCome3 months ago
  • christina is very underrated

    aa3 months ago
    • i dont know if i can support this viewpoint but shes cute

      Lauryn YearwoodLauryn Yearwood3 months ago
  • i don't know how i feel about 898, like we do we need nature to be concentrated. just focus on the taking care of it while its growing and season it well.

    a wild wild wildflowera wild wild wildflower3 months ago
  • I think after reading comments that it might not be about Claire talking a lot. It may just be that editors cut out a lot of what Christina said or explained. They worked for days and this is a vid less than an hour

    KassiaKassia3 months ago
  • Uhm 90% of us prefer our sprouts boiled at least a bit to tenderize them. and I would prefer them overcooked to under, hard mini-cabages suck.

    Weaponized AnonymityWeaponized Anonymity3 months ago
  • I want making perfect tacos

    L ShaferL Shafer3 months ago
  • I don’t really like molly...

    honey dewhoney dew3 months ago
  • someone please make <a href="#" class="seekto" data-time="1524">25:24</a> a meme

    John NavasJohn Navas3 months ago
  • Can we talk about how brave molly is by wearing a completely white outfit in a kitchen. That’s some balls.

    Gio TGio T3 months ago
  • I’m rewatching this and the first time I watched this through I agreed that Claire overpowers Christina But now I think it’s not so much that over the fact that Claire is so used to talking through her process to the last tiny detail because of gourmet makes Yea Claire’s opinions are loud but I do think Christina quietly inserted herself when necessary

    Gio TGio T3 months ago
  • .... no comments on Chris' shorts? You surprise me, internet.

    iPyromanticiPyromantic3 months ago
  • Christina just isnt that dynamic or creative here, but still cute video and Claire is constantly generating ideas ver talented!!

    Elijah NadlerElijah Nadler3 months ago