My rating is based on taste alone, since I don't believe in downgrading recipes for things that might have been due to not following the directions. I made half of this and got three very small servings, so either my measurements were very off (which is possible- I was using frozen cubes of vegetable broth), or the servings on this recipe are somewhat inaccurate. Also, it didn't seem to require the cornstarch mixture to thicken it up, so I left it out. I'd roasted the garlic and shallots in advance, so this made for a very quick meal when I got home from work, particularly as I used an inversion blender at the end. It's pretty good- a very nice way to showcase roasted garlic.