This recipe is from the restaurant located in Gangivecchio, the 600-year-old Tornabene family home in Sicily. In Italian, antipasti literally means "before the meal." Appropriately enough, antipasti are small portions of foods that are served as a tantalizing overture to the fundamental courses in a menu. At Gangivecchio, they typically serve three or four of an assortment of antipasti rustici. A small amount of each antipasto is arranged on individual plates for every diner. In Sicily, until the last several decades, antipasti were served only at special celebrations or large functions like weddings and official receptions. Many Sicilians were too poor and too busy to prepare antipasti. Restaurants really invented antipasti, which were and are often still temptingly displayed on a long table containing as many as two dozen or more dishes. These dishes ranged from stuffed vegetables to marinated seafood, usually served at room temperature.