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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I was proposed to with an avocado

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Please learn from my example.


Why the Trump administration’s new SNAP proposal is hard to swallow

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When half of benefits are spent on shelf-stable ingredients, the results don’t look much like dinner.

By Devra First Globe Staff

Squeeze in, slurp up at Oisa Ramen

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Barely bigger than a shoebox, it is downtown Boston’s tiniest new lunch option.

Who is on the James Beard list of semifinalists this year?

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The Boston area made a strong showing in national as well as regional categories for 2018.