Can Top Chef TV Dinners Live Up to Billing?

If you want to understand the disconnect between watching cooking shows and wanting to cook, get this: Schwan’s Home Service is offering Top Chef–branded frozen meals. The idea that hard-core fans who study contestants’ knife skills every week would choose to order from a giant company that’s been delivering frozen food to rural America for 57 years doesn’t surprise Harry Balzer, who tracks food trends for the market-research firm NPD Group.