Recently, the National Pork Board launched “The Grill Crashers” campaign, an initiative to show consumers how easy it is to cook lean pork recipes this summer. According to a press release, “The campaign includes a series of “crashes” across the country where pork takes center stage at grilling celebrations as well as new pork-inspired recipes and tips. It also features the participation of comedic actor Donald Faison, an avid griller who shares how to create bold flavors on the grill with juicy, tender pork chops.”

“Pork should be a nutritious component of every family’s diet, especially with the lean cuts available,” said participating celebrity chef Tiffany Derry, a finalist on season seven of Bravo’s “Top Chef” and “Top Chef All-Stars.” “One easy way to do that is by changing your cooking methods, like grilling over frying to achieve a healthier meal.”

Said the press release, “Chef Joseph Paire, executive chef of Todd Grays Watershed (Washington, D.C.), Todd Richards, executive chef and co-owner of the Pig & the Pearl (Atlanta), and Reynold Darthard, executive chef for the Houston Rockets (Houston), join Derry (Dallas). They will partner with radio personalities in their communities to crash barbecue cookouts … and will cook lean and delicious pork chop recipes and side dishes.”

Visit www.porkbeinspired.com/grillcrashers for recipes and tips and to watch videos.