Book on Slovenian traditional custom. Koline have never been just a method of slaughtering a pig. They were primarily, and somehow still are a celebration, a social ritual that forges family ties and ties with neighbours and communities. This book speaks about feature of not just food, but an annual ritual of significant social dimension. Great variety is reflected in the local words for slaughtering, the making of meat products, the subsequent socialising, indeed for the whole ritual and celebration. The most widely-used term is koline (pronounced koh-lee-nay). In some areas, the word refers to the entire working process, with a feast at the end, though it can also include all the products, or just the blood sausages.