Don't know whether I got 50 cloves in there (I used 4 heads), but it was fabulous, with a delicious smoky flavor. Even my kids had seconds! Best of all, everything I needed for the rub I had on hand so it was quick and easy. Mine cooked a little faster than expected, so the cloves hadn't mellowed completely, but I think that just added to the chicken's flavor. That is one fabulous book!