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Letter: Cookbook to honor Candyland baker
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Chef Guy Fieri has said, “Cooking is all about people. Food is maybe the only universal thing that really has the power to bring everyone together. “

A few months ago, we lost the head baker at Candyland in Lugoff, the beloved Faye Sessions. She died unexpectedly, and we were all devastated, but most importantly, grateful we had the opportunity to know her, and eat her delicious cakes. Faye loved to cook for people, and she definitely brought everyone together -- family, friends, and even strangers.

Faye’s daughter, Cindy Yasmine, and owner of Candyland, has worked tirelessly to put together a cookbook of her mother’s famous desserts. On Sunday, Feb. 17, which is Faye’s birthday, Candyland is hosting a drop in from 2-4 p.m. to release the cookbook. All proceeds from the sale of the cookbooks will go to to the Children’s Shriner Hospital in Greenville, an organization near and dear to Faye. And, of course, some of Faye’s desserts will be served at the drop-in.

I encourage all those who knew Faye to attend this special event. And, if you never had the opportunity to eat one of her cakes or desserts, you are in for a treat. She always baked with love, and this cookbook will inspire others to do the same.

Kim Stokes, Lugoff