Cooking outdoors isn’t just a hobby for Johnny
Nix it’s a way of life. Johnny and his wife Wanda started cooking
outdoors over 25 years ago while camping and trail riding with their
horses. Johnny started cooking over an open fire to eliminate the
grill from the camper and what started from simple meals of beans and
cornbread to gourmet meals is now history.
Johnny’s unique cooking talent and just plain ole good food brought
many a camper to the table. The crackle of the campfire and the smell
of food would always draw people to his campsite. Johnny would always
smile and ask Y’all eat Yet? And would welcome them in to sit down and
have a bite.
Johnny’s southern hospitality and command of open fire cooking was
instrumental in landing him the job as host of the television series
Campfire Café which aired for 4 1/2 years on the RFD network. Johnny
loves to share his knowledge with people and his patient step by step
instructions continue to empower anyone to cook successfully outdoors.
Whatever method of cooking you choose from charcoal, gas or open fire
Johnny has some great tips and recipes to help you get started. The
most important thing to remember: that it’s just cookin’ not rocket
science. Cooking outdoors is a recreational family activity and its
important to slow down every once in a while and enjoy life, friends