Here in NZ, we have just had a branch of the international Slow Food movement established, something I heartily applauded--until I got their membership information in the mail. Yeesh, they're expensive to join. I'd like to join, but I'd also like to go to the dentist, have my car fixed, etc.
Are there any Slow Food members on this list, and do you think it's worth the money to be a member? Are their events expensive? Do you meet interesting people? They seem to have a strongly Italian focus (a plus in my book, especially considering NZ cuisine).