I never thought of Egypt as a place where one would expect to find mushrooms growing. We now have a lot of mushroom farms and they are easy to find in the markets, but I've always associated mushrooms with moisture. Winter before last I had a lovely crop of horse mushrooms (a larger relative of the commercial mushroom...I grew up mushroom hunting) on my manure pile. This summer with the lawn being watered a lot we've had another variety of mushroom making an appearance. These, unfortunately, are Amanita, which while very pretty looking, can make you quite ill..or even dead...if you eat them.