Chef Geoffrey Zakarian of The Lambs Club makes a regional Italian specialty with lamb, the Middle Eastern favorite meat. He usually enjoys the leftovers of this dish and recommends pairing it with a solid Côtes du Rhône. — Yasmin Fahr
Place the oil in a large heavy saucepot or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add the lamb, turkey, and veal. Brown the meat, stirring, and breaking it up with a wooden spoon, until no longer pink, about 7 minutes. Spoon the meat into a colander placed over a bowl, to drain any excess fat.
Discard the fat from the pot and return it to medium heat. Add the butter and onions, and cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the onions are soft and brown, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and hot pepper flakes, and cook, stirring often, until the garlic is fragrant, about 3 minutes. Add the carrots, celery, celery root, cumin, coriander, star anise, cinnamon, and bay leaves. Increase the heat to medium high, and cook, stirring, until the vegetables begin to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste and cook for another 5 minutes. Add the wine and lemon zest. Bring to a simmer and cook, stirring, until the wine has reduced by 1/3, 5-7 minutes.
Return the meat to the pot and add the tomatoes and stock. Bring to a simmer, cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer until the tomatoes have released all their juices, about 45 minutes. Stir the pot frequently to ensure that none of the sauce sticks to the bottom.
Uncover the pot and season to taste with salt and pepper. Stir in the cream, parsley, mint, and rosemary. Simmer, uncovered, until the liquid has reduced by 2/3 and the sauce looks moist but not liquid, about 45 minutes more. Remove and discard the bay leaves and cinnamon stick.
Cook the egg noodles, return to the pot, add the sauce, toss well to combine, serve immediately in warm bowls.