What is it about fall food that excites us so much? Perhaps it’s that we know the cold weather is coming, so we don’t feel quite as guilty hunkering down. The spat of small plates in Chicago makes this coming autumn even more exciting: No one should scarf down a whole appetizer of, say, garlic bread drenched in fondue or a whole plate of mozzarella sticks, but a few bites won’t hurt, right? The smaller dishes also allow us to try foods or cuisines that wouldn’t normally be on our radar: From Peruvian ceviche to French tartines, we’ve recently been introduced to foods we never knew we needed to be obsessed with. Here are fifteen bites that you should definitely be on the lookout for this fall.