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Devra First

First is the restaurant critic and food reporter for the Globe. Prior to that, she was an editor in the Globe's Living/Arts department and a regular contributor to the Cheap Eats and Sauce columns. First attended Grinnell College in Iowa and grew up in New York. She currently lives in Boston.

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A nod to Marathon first responders on ‘Top Chef’

By , Globe Staff

This week’s episode had contestants cooking for emergency responders at the Boston Marathon bombing.

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Waltham restaurant Red Bird sings

By , Globe Staff

With the Moody Street restaurant, Franklin Cafe alum chef Daniel Stokes does for Waltham what the Franklin did for the South End years ago.

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Plenty of local chefs, landmarks on ‘Top Chef: Boston’

By , Globe Staff

There weren’t too many Red Sox comments, accent jokes, or Beantown references, so the first episode was a success.

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Chef-driven: Revisiting Asta and Puritan & Company

By , Globe Staff

In the cold winter that bridged 2012 and 2013, two restaurants opened that invited the term “chef-driven.” Both merit a revisit.