Navigating “Joie de Vivre” with Harriet Welty Rochefort

Joie de vivre" is a French expression commonly used in English. Discover its meaning!

Written by Emily M. Monaco

29 Jun 2022

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Navigating “Joie de Vivre”
with Harriet Welty Rochefort


The French may often look glum, but there’s far more to their joy than meets the eye. This week, Emily is joined by author Harriet Welty Rochefort. She’s here to explore why it’s not ironic that we’ve borrowed this phrase from the French: joie de vivre.

Emily M. Monaco

Emily Monaco moved to Paris from New York in 2007, and ever since, she has been writing about cheese, language, and more. Her work has previously appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the BBC, Saveur, and more. Find out more about her French food faves and international adventures on Instagram @emily_in_france.

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