Is slow food important to you? Are you at all familiar with the concept? (If not, the Wikipedia entry is can be found right here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slow_food) If you are interested in slow food, do you see the benefits as primarily ones of quality and aesthetics (small batch artisanal products often taste better, cost conspicuously more, and might be healthier), cultural preservation (maintaining traditional ways of life and heritage), or environmental (there is often some overlap between slow food and local food)?