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  8 days ago +856

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    • Diana Chan
      Diana Chan 4 days ago

      Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

    • Christopher Rutt
      Christopher Rutt 6 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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    • Seana Wallace
      Seana Wallace 7 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 🤣

  • Ninad Joshi
    Ninad Joshi 47 seconds ago

    Why is Gaby not in these videos :(

  • Audrey Pham
    Audrey Pham 6 hours ago

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

  • Somewhere Upthere
    Somewhere Upthere 9 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.

  • Alyse Cameron
    Alyse Cameron 13 hours ago

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

  • Suzzy Montes
    Suzzy Montes 15 hours ago

    I would die for that salad and Claire

  • Cam McBride
    Cam McBride 15 hours ago

    Christina is awesome can she be a regular?!

  • Marcel
    Marcel 15 hours ago

    Who eats salad on Thanksgiving???

  • PoiBoink
    PoiBoink 18 hours ago

    BA better give christina a new video after this series

  • Sarah Fowler
    Sarah Fowler 19 hours ago

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

  • Cadu knupp
    Cadu knupp 20 hours ago

    Muito bom

  • Jack Pryor
    Jack Pryor 21 hour 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?

  • L S
    L S 23 hours ago

    No Claire is correct burned is perfect

  • Jillian Hoffman
    Jillian Hoffman Day ago

    Where in NYC can I find some honeynut squash?!

  • Issa O'Sullivan
    Issa O'Sullivan Day ago

    Please do a christmas version of this series!

  • Aditya pai
    Aditya pai Day ago

    Christina and brad together would make the most chill optimistic video ever.

  • Kai Demler
    Kai Demler Day ago

    Guanciale would be good with the sprouts

  • Isuru Ranawaka
    Isuru Ranawaka Day ago

    They are like older and younger sister cooking together. :D

  • Leslie Rae
    Leslie Rae Day ago +1

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

  • Meridien
    Meridien Day 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!

  • Adriana Martinez

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

  • jesse johnson
    jesse johnson Day ago

    Chris is wearing camo cargo shorts and quoting guy fierri.... Who are you and what have you done with Chris?!

  • Kia
    Kia Day ago +3

    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.

  • Veronica Navarro

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

  • blacktulip
    blacktulip Day 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.)

  • Caroline Lew
    Caroline Lew Day ago

    the day 3 curse came early 24:42

  • Jo Ellen Zayer
    Jo Ellen Zayer Day ago

    claire is annoying I can't even watch

  • Jared Benton
    Jared Benton Day ago

    Claire swearing always cheers me up

  • Mariel Colley
    Mariel Colley Day 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.

  • Chantal C
    Chantal C Day 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.

  • Zenn Labs
    Zenn Labs Day ago

    Didn't even give goat cheese a chance

  • Sergio Cueva
    Sergio Cueva Day ago

    These two hate each other

  • Julia Martins
    Julia Martins Day ago

    claire gives me major capricorn vibes

  • Jordina Pi Grau
    Jordina Pi Grau Day ago

    21:05 the amount of self-control and tongue biting after being cut for the millionth time

  • Lilyn Hester
    Lilyn Hester Day ago

    Oh Molly! And Duke's Mayo is amazing!

  • Christine Ngo
    Christine Ngo Day ago

    Christina don’t be afraid to be yourself

  • Mayor West CSGO
    Mayor West CSGO Day 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.

  • cerberusdest
    cerberusdest Day ago

    Do Claire and Molly hate each other?

  • Madison Leader
    Madison Leader Day ago +3

    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 Leader
      Madison Leader Day ago +1

      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!!

    • Chantal C
      Chantal C Day 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 C
      Chantal C Day ago

      Madison Leader THANK YOU

  • kay vgeee
    kay vgeee 2 days ago

    These vibes...

  • jm Lan
    jm Lan 2 days ago

    Of all of the dishes for this Thanksgiving, I like how they made the recipes simple.

  • Avetor UAC
    Avetor UAC 2 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))

  • Royce Aguila
    Royce Aguila 2 days ago

    I think it's ironic that Claire, recreating things on Gourmet Makes, unknowingly NAILS Molly's recipe, which isnt the goal.

  • karen d.
    karen d. 2 days ago

    So far turkey scores a 10, mash runny potatoes a 0, corn bread stuffing with grounded corn nuts a 5, and this salad squash 4.5. I was expecting something a little more acetic to balance out the rich and buttery.. But, oh well. Clair is in her creative element... I think who you team up with really matters because your partner brings out the best in you, and even though Brad and Clair bicker like an old couple, they push each other to be their best. You should throw them together for Christmas or a Hannuka dinner.

  • Apple Hall
    Apple Hall 2 days ago

    I think Christina is the only level headed one throughout the 4 episodes that i watched. She wants to do something that us the normal people can follow a simple, practical and no fuzzy recipe (her words actually) NOT some weird or fancy bread or wine you never heard of.

  • Adda Dilauro
    Adda Dilauro 2 days ago

    Bossy pants Claire 👖

  • Owen Sheedy
    Owen Sheedy 2 days ago

    Chooses 898 without trial, a squash few people will have access to.

  • Stigglitz
    Stigglitz 2 days ago +1

    The end result looked delicious for both but OH MY GOD I AM SO EXCITED TO WATCH CLAIRE AND BRAD MAKE A PIE

  • Blooming Mother
    Blooming Mother 2 days ago

    Out of all the sides lol why not mac and cheese? Green beans? Sweet potatoes? Brussel sprouts and salad do not scream Thanksgiving to me.😂

  • Bailey Rodriguez
    Bailey Rodriguez 2 days ago +1

    Any one else really just want to make molly's Brussels for thanksgiving? They sounded awesome. And everyone has an Aunt Maggy (or 5) who will turn up her nose at "exotic" tropical lime flavors at the table.

  • El Susano-o
    El Susano-o 2 days ago

    Lol Molly and Claire are the two most dislikable characters and they seem to hate each other.

  • Maddy Alger
    Maddy Alger 2 days ago

    Oh my gosh, I just died laughing at the brussel sprout thing!

  • Bethany Lizette
    Bethany Lizette 2 days ago

    I’d like to see a make it perfect series but zero waste! I’d like to see what items they come up with!

  • Avery Richardson
    Avery Richardson 2 days ago

    Claire.... you should make bubbletape on gourmet makes (:

  • Amy Daniels
    Amy Daniels 2 days ago

    Am I the only one who enjoys almost burnt Brussels sprouts? 😅

  • miklosl88
    miklosl88 2 days ago +3

    Christina is my goddamm hero and I vote for future videos of her without Claire. Claire (I love her still) is clearly the overachiever used to working alone or being in charge of a team.

  • S C
    S C 2 days ago

    You make a point to try and keep these homecook friendly but by the end of the video you're throwing in specially grown 898 squashes and pomegrante molasses. Sprouts dont look that pretty to me either. Id want the greens to be green and appetizing, not charred beyond recognition.

    • sabrina s
      sabrina s 15 hours ago

      i mean, i think claire only said that so she could disqualify christina's preference... since that was never a concern anywhere else in the episode. what a b, i'm fuming.

  • aidan fensterman
    aidan fensterman 3 days ago

    Can yall make this a playlist

  • Brandon Wentz
    Brandon Wentz 3 days ago

    Thanks Chris for fighting for what is right. Salad at Thanksgiving?
    Also, I want Claire and Brad on a project with Chris acting as the referee/instigator pouring on direct and piercing criticism. Please.

  • Samuel Victor
    Samuel Victor 3 days ago

    that was boring AF