May 7: National Roast Leg of Lamb Day. Many people balk at the thought of preparing lamb, assuming it's an intimidating (and easily messed-up) task. But lamb is incredibly easy to cook -- and it's even tender enough not to require a marinade. Enjoy this recipe for a delicious, hearty meal.
Turkish Ground-Lamb Pizza: At her takeout shop in Istanbul, Kantin Dükkan, Semsa Denizsel tops her pizzas with ground lamb (flavored with sweet sun-dried tomatoes and a little spicy red pepper), but you can substitute ground beef instead. To make the pizza even more substantial, bake it with an egg on top; the runny yolk is terrific with the whole-wheat crust.