We never need an excuse to throw a rack of ribs on the grill or a lovely pork tenderloin into the oven, but doing so is becoming more affordable these days. A rapid bounce back from last year's pig virus and an increase in output from suppliers this year means that the pork products you find on restaurant menus and on supermarket shelves should be noticeably cheaper. This news is especially welcome in light of rising beef prices. In fact, the cost for a typical summer cookout is lowering as a whole.

We've got the recipes for you when you're ready to bring home more bacon, tenderloin, and chops.