Book of Chios Mastiha
Each summer mastics makers with an iron tool the trunks and branches of the lentisk. From the wounds oozing gum. This process is repeated on the island over the last 2500 years, all the while mastic traveled the Mediterranean and beyond. Found in lush feasts of the Romans, to the Arabs doctors prescriptions, Franciscan monks in monasteries in the English noble drinks in censers pious Christians and Muslims in Cook Recipes Andalusian, the harems of the Ottoman sultans, the teaspoons of Greek Cafe.
Writers: Kostas Zacharopoulos - Ilias Mparmpikas.