French Impressions: Harriet Welty Rochefort’s “Joie de Vivre” comes when you least expect it (part two)
18 Tuesday Jun 2013
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(Part one) Harriet Welty Rochefort‘s latest book, Joie de Vivre: Secrets of Wining, Dining, and Romancing Like the French, investigates the French way of enjoying life. It is preceded by two light-hearted but informative books, French Toast, and French Fried, and completes a trilogy about her adopted country’s charms and foibles in a breezy, exuberant style, and with genuine affection for the inhabitants of her adopted country.
French Impressions: Harriet Welty Rochefort’s Joie de Vivre taking pleasure in the small things (part one) shares what inspires her writing with a slightly sassy look at her life in France.
When you least expect it—Harriet Welty Rochefort’s Joie de Vivre (French Impressions series, part two) brings us on an intimate journey of love and life, which she shares with humor and great élan. As Harriet remarks after more than four decades of living in Paris, “Oh yes, and I can almost shrug and argue the way the French do!”
Joie de Vivre: Secrets of Wining, Dining, and Romancing Like the French, was published in October 2012 by St. Martin’s Press. It was preceded by two light-hearted but informative books, French Toast: An American in Paris Celebrates the Maddening Mysteries of the French, (2010) and French Fried: The Culinary Capers of an American in Paris, (2001), also published by St. Martin’s Press. For more information on Harriet Welty Rochefort, visit: (Website: harrietweltyrochefort.com)(Website: understandfrance.org)(mailto:email@example.com)(Amazon.com Joie de Vivre)
“After French Toast and French Fried, Harriet Welty Rochefort completes an informal trilogy about her adopted country’s charms and foibles with Joie de Vivre… Her breezy, exuberant style makes reading Joie de Vivre like a conversation with a friend over a bottle of wine, and its compact chapters mean you can pause, and take right up again as if you’d never stopped. And she writes with such verve that her own joie de vivre is never in doubt.” —Judy Fayard, France Today Continue reading »