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

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, November 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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    Claire & Christina Try to Make the Perfect Thanksgiving Sides | Making Perfect: Thanksgiving Ep 4
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  • Adam Smith

    Adam Smith

     28 minutes ago

    Why is Christina being difficult 😒

  • 5naxalotl


     2 hours ago

    "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


     4 hours ago

    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


     7 hours ago

    Very hard to watch

  • Adan Falcon

    Adan Falcon

     9 hours ago

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

  • Lara Barney

    Lara Barney

     15 hours ago

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

  • gladitsnotme


     15 hours 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

     16 hours ago

    Where's the green bean casserole!!?

  • Annoying Anomaly

    Annoying Anomaly

     19 hours ago

    lol christina sacraficing the palette for science!

  • Allison


     20 hours 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!

  • Meghan McInerney

    Meghan McInerney

     20 hours ago

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

  • Lawrence Metzger

    Lawrence Metzger

     20 hours ago

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

  • heythisistiana


     21 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?

  • DoctorRose26


     21 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.

  • 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

     yesterday +1

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

  • Rebekah N

    Rebekah N

     yesterday +1

    No one:


  • 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