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

Quick bite

Stoked: A pizza parlor parks in Brookline

By , Globe Staff

The food truck team settles in, slinging wood-fired pies at a Washington Square brick-and-mortar.

Recipe for beet and fennel soup with buttermilk and pickled fennel

By Claudia Catalano , Globe Correspondent

Is there anything prettier than this bright magenta soup?


Why parents need to stop forcing kids to eat gluten-free

By , Globe Staff

When there’s no medical reason to cut gluten from a child’s diet — don’t.

Quick bite

It’s time for tacos at Jamaica Plain’s Casa Verde

By , Globe Staff

Now open: the new Mexican restaurant from the people behind Tres Gatos and Centre Street Cafe.