Hello everybody, I have a query about a concept which I suspect is specific to Russian culture, and it comes from Pavel Kaplevich's online article about how Russian culture is represented throughout the rest of the world: 'Мы как были хлебом с салом для всего мира, так и остались'. The article mentions that it is Pushkin who first compared Russia with this phrase, whatever it means. I am interested to know what this phrase 'хлеб и сало' signifies in Russian culture; is it some sort of idiom? Does it have anything in common with the English idiom 'bread and butter', i.e. 'central', or 'fundamental'? Thanks in advance!