Actually, the purpose of these pancakes is not to celebrate Pride -- they are simply part of a new phenomenon called "rainbow food." Eye-poppingly fluorescent food is apparently the Latest Big Thing Among Foodies, according to an article I read earlier this month in The Globe and Mail. Bakers are throwing entire bottles of food colouring into their recipes for cupcakes, cookies, bagels and anything else they can think of. Some say these rainbow foods may be a "festive backlash to the current movement toward natural, unprocessed and unadulterated fare." But one woman hit the nail on the head, I think, when she said that rainbow food is "the kind of stuff that would really delight you as a child but as an adult kind of horrifies."