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

A case of the Mondays, a tin of smoked eels

By , Globe Staff

At wine bar haley.henry, every bottle has a story.

Flamin’ Hot Cheetos Noodle Soup? Cricket Noodle Soup? Noodle soup cocktails?

By , Globe Staff

In Ken Albala’s new book “Noodle Soup: Recipes, Techniques, Obsession,” the emphasis is, perhaps, on that last word.

quick bite

Tavern Road chef Louis DiBiccari is now behind a hummus-centric pop-up

By , Globe Staff

At Wink & Nod in the South End, Humaari showcases tahini and more.

Perspective | Magazine

An open letter to men who sell beer, from a woman who drinks it

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The fact that I’m female doesn’t mean I want cider or fruit in my beer.