Mastic (Greek: Μαστίχα) is a resin obtained from the mastic tree (Pistacia lentiscus). In pharmacies and Nature shops it is called "arabic gum" (not to be confused with gum arabic) and "Yemen gum". In Greece it is known as the "tears of Chios," being traditionally produced on that Greek island, and, like other natural resins is produced in "tears" or droplets. Originally liquid, it is sun-dried into drops of hard brittle translucent resin. When chewed, the resin softens and becomes a bright white and opaque gum. The flavor is bitter at first, but after chewing releases a refreshing, slightly piney or cedar flavor.
The word mastic derives from the Greek verb...
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Emmanuel Panagiotakis is a Greek/American. He was born and raised in Chios Greece and currently lives in Pittsburgh, PA. He's a professional photographer who runs his own photography business and also works as freelance.
he was earned recognition and respect in the photography field and has received numerous honors and awards in recent years. His photographs have been awarded in Popular Photography Magazine as a fist place winner, as well as Photo Expo West as a second place winner in a national wide contests
He was interviewed by PhotographyBB magazine in 2009, and teaches part time HDR photography for the Lincoln...
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