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

Recipe for Matt Jennings’s carbonara with clams

By , Globe Staff

Spaghetti alle vongole meets carbonara, and the results are extra-luscious.

Just don’t call him the face of New England cuisine

By , Globe Staff

Townsman chef Matt Jennings is focused on local ingredients, and his debut cookbook, “Homegrown: Cooking From My New England Roots,” is being published this week.

quick bites

They fell in love and started a pop-up. You know what comes next.

By , Globe Staff

A brick-and-mortar restaurant, of course. Welcome to Field & Vine in Somerville’s Union Square.

★ ★ ★ ★ Dining out

Myers + Chang is all that and dim sum

By , Globe Staff

For a decade, the South End restaurant has made itself a part of our lives. That — and a few other reasons — is why it deserves four stars.