Marcel Rouff

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Marcel Rouff (1877 in Geneva – 1936 in Paris) was a novelist, poet, critic, and historian, a friend of Curnonsky and his collaborator on La France gastronomique.

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