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.

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Dining Out

Eataly restaurant Terra, where Mario Batali’s spirit abides

By , Globe Staff

It’s like attending a high-achieving kegger inside a very elegant potting shed.

Quick Bite

An early look at Pammy’s, Cambridge’s new Italian(ish) trattoria

By , Globe Staff

Where the Bolognese contains Korean chile paste and there’s plenty of neighborhood bonhomie.

Would you serve your kids mac and cheese from a box?

By , Globe Staff

There’s no excuse for not cooking from scratch. Or is there?

Bloody good cocktail ideas for ‘Game of Thrones’ premiere

By , Globe Staff

Arya’s List? The Last Lannisters? Here are a few suggestions for what to drink while watching “Game of Thrones” on Sunday.