"Ran head on to a hog," says the celebrity chef, who got a sore nose but nothing serious

By Mike Fleeman
Updated November 23, 2009 07:45 PM

Forget the ham. Somebody should have said, “Duck!”

Celebrity chef Paula Deen was in Atlanta helping the Hosea Feed the Hungry charity load a truck with food donations when an errantly tossed ham hit her in the face, leaving her with a sore nose but no other apparent injury.

“I thought it busted my lip, but it didn’t,” Deen tells CBSAtlanta.com. She made light of the whole mishap, saying through laughter: “Ran head on to a hog.”