Food Editor

Devra First

First has worked at the Globe as an editor and reporter since 2000. As the Globe’s food editor, she oversees the Wednesday Food section, Thursday Insider, and food coverage for the Sunday Enthusiast. A New York native and Grinnell College graduate, First was previously the Globe’s restaurant critic and food reporter. She has also served as assistant arts editor in the Globe’s Living/Arts department and worked at the Boston Phoenix.

Latest stories

Who are the semifinalists for the 2017 James Beard awards?

By , Globe Staff

This year sees many contenders for national nominations in the Boston area and beyond.

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Where everybody loves ramen. And jamon too.

By , Globe Staff

Pagu, a Cambridge restaurant drawing on Japanese and Spanish influences, takes its name from the Japanese word for “pug.”

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At Ruka, where cocktails come in alligator pitchers and murals channel Peter Max's Asian vacation

By , Globe Staff

The restaurant from the people behind Yvonne’s specializes in Nikkei cuisine, a Peruvian-Japanese fusion.