There's a reason everyone is told not to play with their food.

Paula Deen had to teach someone the hard way.

The Food Network star was in Atlanta helping Hosea Feed the Hungry & Homeless load donations for Thanksgiving from Smithfield Foods into trucks.

Some guy tried to be clever and tossed a giant ham at the 62-year-old chef without saying "catch!" or "fore!" or "duck!" Not cool. Deen was smacked in the head by the hefty ham.

"[The ham] hit me full long in the face and 'bout knocked me cuckoo, but I'm fine," she told local television station WXIA.

"[Paula was] startled at first, but quickly regained focus and kept her humor," the foodie's rep told Us Weekly. "She's OK now and is icing her face."

Just don't ask her if her face hurts—that joke is for the birds.

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Paula Deen is in talks to do a chat show. Do you rememember who one of her cohosts might be?

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