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.

Latest stories

What David Chang’s ‘Ugly Delicious’ says about food culture today

By , Globe Staff

And why food television still has a long way to go.

Popular Maine restaurant the Lost Kitchen now takes reservations only by snail mail

By , Globe Staff

Last year, Erin French’s little restaurant in a former gristmill received more than 10,000 calls in 24 hours. This year, she’s doing it differently.

Munch Madness 2018

Who made it to Round 2 of Munch Madness?

By , Globe staff

Appropriately for New England, seafood dominated, with Saltie Girl, Island Creek Oyster Bar, Eventide, Ostra, Loco Taqueria & Oyster Bar, and O Ya moving on.

Quick Bite

Consider the crawfish at Bootleg Special

By , Globe Staff

The South End location is the latest in a growing number of Boston-area restaurants specializing in Gulf Coast-inspired seafood boils.