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

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.

quick bites

At South End’s Mida, serving charm with the handmade pasta

By , Globe Staff

The restaurant features an Italian-influenced menu from chef Douglass Williams, previously at Coppa, Radius, and Corton.

The season’s best cookbooks for holiday giving

By , Globe Staff

They’ll tempt you, transport you, and turn you into a better cook.

Quick bite

Japanese luxury, up on the second floor at Pabu

By , Globe Staff

From a team of acclaimed chefs, Pabu brings sushi, steak, and swank cocktails to Millennium Tower in Downtown Crossing