My first ever, from Thevenin near the Jardin du Luxembourg
Maybe if you love them as much as I do, you can just call them Cannelés. I'm not sure when or how I learned of them. I don't recall making them in culinary school. Maybe I saw a photo of them and something about their shapely sides, dimpled tops and buttery glow lured me in. I do remember the first time I ate one. It was my first visit to Paris. I was wandering towards the Jardin du Luxembourg and dropped into a patisserie on the rue Notre Dame des Champs to get something for lunch. I spied a tray of the little gems and ordered two along with a nice salmon tartine.