André Lecomte was born in 1931 in Loire, a large grain-producing area that stretches to the south of Paris. Populated by the villas and castles of former aristocrats, the region was known as the “food storehouse of Paris” because of its abundance of delicious wine, dairy products, fruit, and agricultural produce.
The natural features of Lecomte’s hometown deeply influenced his life’s work.
There was a small garden and large apricot tree in the yard of this home, so it's not surprising that tarts filled with apricots, strawberries, and other fruits made up a large portion of the typical sweets.
Lecomte’s sense of taste was well cultivated in the tranquil nature by the produce with which the rich Loire River basin is blessed.