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

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    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

    Published on 13 days ago


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      1. Udit Gupta

        @Tokanya PANIC

      2. Diana Chan

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      3. 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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    2. Arief Rakhman

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

    3. Arief Rakhman

      24:08 😂

    4. MissCassie2001

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

    5. Kyla Sophia

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

    6. надежда кропотина


    7. Shelby Lee

      Peep mic drop at 17:46

    8. kacytron

      Christina is a dark horse. Don’t underestimate!

    9. 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?

    10. owen okay

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

    11. Bella Fitri

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

    12. Just a BTS fan

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

    13. Berenice New Neighbor Hood

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

    14. Jacqueline

      That other one has ZERO input

    15. Anna Schreiber

      Why did everyone seem soooo on edge in this episode tho

    16. Lee W

      Molly looked annoyed af 😂

    17. tfa p one

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

    18. Yesenia Florez

      Clair Miss bossy

    19. 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

    20. si2foo

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

    21. Sam Tashy

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

    22. Natalie

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

    23. 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

    24. 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.

    25. Francisca Chaparro

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

    26. Francisca Chaparro

      claire was pissed the entire time

    27. Parker Hinkley

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

    28. Adam Smith

      Why is Christina being difficult 😒

      1. Shelly

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

    29. 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

    30. 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?

    31. terpinhawgin666

      Very hard to watch

    32. Adan Falcon

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

    33. Lara Barney

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

    34. 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*.

    35. Dammit BertBert

      Where's the green bean casserole!!?

    36. Annoying Anomaly

      lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

    37. 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!

    38. Meghan McInerney

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

    39. Lawrence Metzger

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

    40. 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?

    41. 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.

    42. 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.

    43. Dylan Bystedt

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

    44. Rebekah N


    45. EndTimes EndTimesDeception

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

    46. Davis Tuck

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

    47. 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

      1. 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.

    48. bananaman 158831

      I hate squash

    49. Andy Rivers

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

    50. Berra Saral

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

    51. Berra Saral

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

    52. Lucy Smith

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

    53. GaleRoWaifs

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

      1. Shelly


    54. Ninad Joshi

      Why is Gaby not in these videos :(

    55. Audrey Pham

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

    56. 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.

    57. Alyse Cameron

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

    58. Suzzy Montes

      I would die for that salad and Claire

    59. Cam McBride

      Christina is awesome can she be a regular?!

    60. Marcel

      Who eats salad on Thanksgiving???