Twenty years ago at Carleton University, you got cheap, fast food courtesy of a catering service unfamiliar with culinary innovation. Hot plates were forbidden in dorms; irons and kettles, on the other hand, were allowed. A student at the time, Anna Barone, owner of the new Cucina Barone in Westboro (and Victory Strength & Boxing, also in Westboro), took the matter in hand. She boiled water, upended her iron, and made a coat hanger fixture to hold an old tin pot. Pasta for supper!