Navigating “La Bise” with Scott Carpenter

Navigate the French concept of "la bise" or "European cheek kisses" with Emily Monaco and Scott Carpenter.

Written by Emily M. Monaco

25 Aug 2022

1 min read

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Navigating “La Bise” with Scott Carpenter

Ep. 11 – Navigating “La Bise” with Scott Carpenter

Many a traveler to France has encountered those airy, European cheek kisses, but la bise is actually tougher to navigate than it looks. Is it one kiss or two? Or three? Or four? Do you start to the left or the right?
And with Covid surging, is la bise falling out of fashion forever? To answer these and more questions, Emily chats with Scott Carpenter, a professor and author of French Like Moi: A Midwesterner in Paris.



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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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