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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After what they did, don’t let Kirstjen Nielsen and her colleagues eat in peace

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If we believe what is happening in this country is wrong, we may have to ruin a few dinners on the road to right.

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Learning how to make Bertucci’s beloved rolls

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Everyone seems to adore them but me. Can the restaurant’s executive chef change my mind?

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Why the club sandwich may just be the perfect American food

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Over more than a century, it has scarcely changed. It has never needed to.

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I just ate IHOb’s new burger. Here’s how it was

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IHOP temporarily changed its name in a stunt to draw attention to its new Ultimate Steakburgers, and it is working — so well that I just went and consumed one.