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


  1. Bon Appétit

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  2. Diana Chan

    Diana Chan4 kun oldin

    Do pin this to your playlist~ love this

  3. Christopher Rutt

    Christopher Rutt6 kun oldin

    So this is a recipe you made in 2017? But you’re “creating” it in 2019? I feel so used!

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    Animerockfreak876 kun oldin

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    V. Hefner6 kun oldin

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  6. Seana Wallace

    Seana Wallace7 kun oldin

    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 🤣

  7. Audrey Pham

    Audrey PhamSoat oldin

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

  8. Somewhere Upthere

    Somewhere Upthere4 soat oldin

    The only thing they barely thought about was color. Everything is orangy brownish. The turkey, the cornbread stuffing, the roasted roots...kinda boring.

  9. Alyse Cameron

    Alyse Cameron7 soat oldin

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

  10. Suzzy Montes

    Suzzy Montes9 soat oldin

    I would die for that salad and Claire

  11. Cam McBride

    Cam McBride10 soat oldin

    Christina is awesome can she be a regular?!

  12. Marcel

    Marcel10 soat oldin

    Who eats salad on Thanksgiving???

  13. PoiBoink

    PoiBoink13 soat oldin

    BA better give christina a new video after this series

  14. Sarah Fowler

    Sarah Fowler14 soat oldin

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

  15. Cadu knupp

    Cadu knupp14 soat oldin

    Muito bom

  16. Jack Pryor

    Jack Pryor16 soat oldin

    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?

  17. L S

    L S18 soat oldin

    No Claire is correct burned is perfect

  18. Jillian Hoffman

    Jillian Hoffman19 soat oldin

    Where in NYC can I find some honeynut squash?!

  19. Issa O'Sullivan

    Issa O'Sullivan21 soat oldin

    Please do a christmas version of this series!

  20. Aditya pai

    Aditya pai21 soat oldin

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

  21. Kai Demler

    Kai Demler21 soat oldin

    Guanciale would be good with the sprouts

  22. Isuru Ranawaka

    Isuru Ranawaka23 soat oldin

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

  23. Leslie Rae

    Leslie RaeKun oldin

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

  24. Meridien

    MeridienKun oldin

    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!

  25. Adriana Martinez

    Adriana MartinezKun oldin

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

  26. jesse johnson

    jesse johnsonKun oldin

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

  27. Kia

    KiaKun oldin

    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.

  28. Veronica Navarro

    Veronica NavarroKun oldin

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

  29. blacktulip

    blacktulipKun oldin

    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.)

  30. Caroline Lew

    Caroline LewKun oldin

    the day 3 curse came early 24:42

  31. Jo Ellen Zayer

    Jo Ellen ZayerKun oldin

    claire is annoying I can't even watch

  32. Jared Benton

    Jared BentonKun oldin

    Claire swearing always cheers me up

  33. Mariel Colley

    Mariel ColleyKun oldin

    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.

  34. Chantal C

    Chantal CKun oldin

    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.

  35. Zenn Labs

    Zenn LabsKun oldin

    Didn't even give goat cheese a chance

  36. Sergio Cueva

    Sergio CuevaKun oldin

    These two hate each other

  37. Julia Martins

    Julia MartinsKun oldin

    claire gives me major capricorn vibes

  38. Jordina Pi Grau

    Jordina Pi GrauKun oldin

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

  39. Lilyn Hester

    Lilyn HesterKun oldin

    Oh Molly! And Duke's Mayo is amazing!

  40. Christine Ngo

    Christine NgoKun oldin

    Christina don’t be afraid to be yourself

  41. Mayor West CSGO

    Mayor West CSGOKun oldin

    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.

  42. cerberusdest

    cerberusdestKun oldin

    Do Claire and Molly hate each other?

  43. Madison Leader

    Madison LeaderKun oldin

    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??

  44. Madison Leader

    Madison LeaderKun oldin

    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!!

  45. Chantal C

    Chantal CKun oldin

    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.

  46. Chantal C

    Chantal CKun oldin

    Madison Leader THANK YOU

  47. kay vgeee

    kay vgeeeKun oldin

    These vibes...

  48. jm Lan

    jm LanKun oldin

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

  49. Avetor UAC

    Avetor UAC2 kun oldin

    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))

  50. Royce Aguila

    Royce Aguila2 kun oldin

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

  51. karen d.

    karen d.2 kun oldin

    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.

  52. Apple Hall

    Apple Hall2 kun oldin

    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.

  53. Adda Dilauro

    Adda Dilauro2 kun oldin

    Bossy pants Claire 👖

  54. Owen Sheedy

    Owen Sheedy2 kun oldin

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

  55. Stigglitz

    Stigglitz2 kun oldin

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

  56. Blooming Mother

    Blooming Mother2 kun oldin

    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.😂

  57. Bailey Rodriguez

    Bailey Rodriguez2 kun oldin

    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.

  58. El Susano-o

    El Susano-o2 kun oldin

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

  59. Maddy Alger

    Maddy Alger2 kun oldin

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

  60. Bethany Lizette

    Bethany Lizette2 kun oldin

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

  61. Avery Richardson

    Avery Richardson2 kun oldin

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

  62. Amy Daniels

    Amy Daniels2 kun oldin

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

  63. miklosl88

    miklosl882 kun oldin

    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.

  64. S C

    S C2 kun oldin

    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.

  65. sabrina s

    sabrina s9 soat oldin

    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.

  66. aidan fensterman

    aidan fensterman2 kun oldin

    Can yall make this a playlist

  67. Brandon Wentz

    Brandon Wentz2 kun oldin

    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.

  68. Samuel Victor

    Samuel Victor2 kun oldin

    that was boring AF

  69. daraxiong19

    daraxiong192 kun oldin

    I actually would have liked a really good green bean casserole recipe.