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

The Year in Arts 2017

Globe critics’ roundtable: How does one take allegations into account when examining and evaluating art?

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As allegations of sexual harassment and abuse permeate every field, it raises questions for critics.

We tried to find the rabbi Roy Moore’s wife said they’re friends with. Here’s what happened

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Alabama may not have that many rabbis. How hard would it be to find the one who befriended Roy Moore and his wife?

Are chefs trying to kill us?

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Fermented this. Foraged that. Menus are full of delicious ingredients that could be a disaster waiting to happen.

Measured, heartbroken, elated: Emotions run high after Mario Batali sexual harassment allegations

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The celebrity chef, who is behind Eataly and Babbo, is stepping away from his businesses and his TV roles.