Ellen cooking segment with Giada De Laurentiis and Nicole Kidman is a disaster

Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi attend the People’s Choice Awards 2017. (Adriana M. Barraza/

"Ellen and Nicole Kidman Try to Learn Cooking Skills from Giada De Laurentiis," the title of an Ellen Show YouTube clip, needs emphasis on the word "try."

Kidman says she can't cook.

Ellen DeGeneres says she's never rolled [meat]balls.

And De Laurentiis does her best to keep it moving along -- at the request of a producer.

The end result of too-many-cooks-in-the-daytime -TV-show-kitchen was a tantalizing recipe for disaster. Enjoy.

The whole uncomfortable exchange ends with Kidman spitting out a piece of focaccia.

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