Eat Like an Egyptian

Discovering Egypt's Food & Treasures

Arpeggio BYOB's Journey to Egypt

Mary Cullom and Hamdy Khalil, owners and operators of Arpeggio BYOB, located in Spring House, PA want to to share their love of Egyptian food and culture. Hamdy Khalil is a native Egyptian who immigrated to the US as a young man. Mary Cullom is a concert violist who put aside her viola to pursue her love of Mediterranean food.

Mary and Hamdy take us on a food and cultural journey through Egypt. If you’re in the Philadelphia area, stop by Arpeggio BYOB to meet Mary and Hamdy and enjoy authentic Egyptian recipes from Hamdy’s homeland.

Exploring the Nile, Cairo & More

Our journey begins in Abbassa, Hamdy’s hometown. After our hometown greeting, we fly to Luxor to begin our trip down the Nile and through Cairo’s burgeoning street food scene. Stay tuned for more excursions, as we discover the food and treasures of the Mediterranean.

Dispatches to Egypt

In the spring of 2020 Arpeggio BYOB’s business partners Mary Cullom and Chef Hamdy Khalil ventured to Hamdy’s homeland to research Egyptian street food coupled with generous portions of ancient history and culture. Watch 12 Episodes in Season 1. More journeys to come!