Food Writer

Devra First

Devra First is the Globe’s food writer and restaurant critic. She writes features about the world of food, restaurant reviews, and critical pieces exploring the cultural and societal meaning of food and restaurants.

First has worked at the Globe as a writer and editor since 2000. She was previously the Globe’s food editor. She has also served as assistant arts editor in the Globe’s Living/Arts department and worked at the Boston Phoenix (RIP). First is originally from New York.

Latest stories

What She’s Having

At Baraka in Cambridge, a meal flavored by memory

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When a restaurant you have history with relocates, is it still the same restaurant?

Dining Out

At Tanám, a meal tells a story about Filipino food

By , Globe Staff

More than a restaurant, the Somerville project serves up a rich experience.

Globe Magazine

Where to eat and what to order in Portland, Maine

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Don’t waste a single meal while visiting this bona fide food scene.

Tony Messina of Uni wins James Beard award for Best Chef: Northeast

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Also honored from New England were Rob Tod of Allagash Brewing Company in Portland, Maine, and the Pioneer Valley Workers Center, based in Northampton.