It’s the Country Women’s Association (these days known to its members as Chicks with Attitude). And it’s the bond that binds rural Australian women together through the greatest adversity they’ve known in their hundred year history.
The summer harvest is in… the hot, dry months finally give way to cooler days and nights... the worries of the time are set aside as 14,000 women across rural New South Wales prepare for the great annual cook-off.The competition is fierce, the standard is high.
But in the finest traditions of sisterhood, there is a pithy sadness mixed with laughter as stories of hardship and triumph over adversity are shared around the mixing bowls and over a cup of tea. With intimate and moving interviews with the women as well as recipes and cooking guides, Not all Tea and Scones will provide a sensory feast as we follow the journey of a small group of women, celebrating their resourcefulness, grit and friendships as they shoulder rural Australia through challenging times.