It is Saturday and as both readers of my blog may be aware, I get the New York Times Book sections on a Saturday morning, which provides an opportunity to deviate from the law, although the law itself is full of interesting deviation. But mushrooms are a pleasant way perhaps to break from analysis of judicial behavior. Which leads to the point of the article which is about the popularity of home grown mushroom and kits for growing in that most urban place, New York. No doubt this will spread to New Zealand although we are conservative in our enjoyment of the different varieties. I cannot go past the classics like a mushroom omelette, or mushroom soup, but the truffle! There is an olfactory piece of poetry of odour which alas, is not often found in the family shopping trolley. The Emperor Claudius was said to have died after eating poisoned mushrooms, but I rather think a jealous wife may have been the culprit and the mushrooms were framed.