Boston Globe columnist Alex Beam spoke with Boston Public Radio on Thursday about IKEA sharing it's secret meatball recipe.

"IKEA stores are temporarily closed, and they have published the recipe, not only for their amazing Swedish meatballs, but also for that oddball cream sauce that they put over the meatballs," Beam said. "One thing we can all agree on is that we want IKEA to open back up, not because we need any more shelves, but a decent place to eat."

Beam's latest book is “Broken Glass: Mies van der Rohe, Edith Farnsworth, and the Fight Over a Modernist Masterpiece.'