He is perhaps best known for his account of the fictional gourmet Dodin-Bouffant, La vie et la passion de Dodin-Bouffant, gourmet (translated as The Passionate Epicure) published in 1924 and dedicated to Brillat-Savarin.
His father Jules Rouff published Jean Jaurès's Histoire socialiste, which Marcel contributed to.
He was a founding member of the Académie des gastronomes.
- The Passionate Epicure (La vie et la passion de Dodin-Bouffant, gourmet, literally The Life and Passion of Dodin-Bouffant, Gourmet), translation ISBN 0-375-76080-6.
- Journey To The Inverted World (2011) (Voyage au Monde à l'Envers by Marcel Rouff (1920)) translated by Brian Stableford ISBN 978-1-61227-039-5